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Wilbur H. Siebert Collection
Description: Modern photograph of the Old First Church at Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. The Old First Church was a hiding place for fugitive slaves. The original church was torn down in 1895 after the ceiling collapsed, and was rebuilt. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03002
Subjects: Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961; Underground Railroad--Illinois; Congregational churches--Illinois--History
Places: Galesburg (Illinois); Knox County (Illinois)