Brookfield Home May Have Been a Stop on the Underground Railroad
Could a home in Brookfield actually have been a stop on the Underground Railroad?
According to a recent NewsTimes article, historians believe the house that rests at 11 Whisconier Rd. in Brookfield might have played a part in helping African-American slaves escape up north during the early to mid-19th century.
Because the home has a trap door and crawl space in the dining room, the current owner thinks it might have been an important western Connecticut stopover on the Underground Railroad.
I've been conducting some online research on my own and can't find any definitive proof that the Brookfield home located at 11 Whisconier Rd. was involved in the UR. What I did find was a NewsTimes article dated Aug. 24, 2004 about an 'Underground Walking Tour' in New Milford that includes eight station stops where supporters helped to hide slaves who were seeking freedom in Canada. To read about the names and locations included in the walking tour, click on this link. To find out about some of the routes on the Underground Railroad, check out the video.
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