The Underground Railroad: How Zanesville area conductors helped runaway slaves to freedom

Zanesville has its own history surrounding slavery and the Underground Railroad, and thanks to some Muskingum County conductors, many runaway slaves found their way to freedom.  To begin Zanesville’s history with slavery, we must first go back to when Zanesville and Putnam were two separate cities.  Ebenezer Zane built Zane’s Trace to collect on his […]

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Muskingum Co. Daughters of the American Revolution have been serving the community for over a hundred years

The Daughters of the American Revolution, frustrated they were barred from the Sons of the American Revolution, decided to take matters into their own hands and established their first chapter on Oct. 11, 1890.  The original founders – Mary S. Lockwood, Ellen Walworth, Mary Desha, and Eugenia Washington – originally wanted Oct. 12 to be […]

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