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View of St. Paul

View of St. Paul

The Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul, pictured here in 1865, grew up around the Lower Landing of the Mississippi River. In 1850, William Taylor owned a barbershop on Third Street (now Kellogg), near Minnesota Street, and lived across the street with his wife, Adeline. His shop served as an information center, and his home as a station, on the Underground Railroad. Enslaved people would escape up the Mississippi River, and Taylor and his friends would try to help them escape to Canada.

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1865
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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