The Depot Museum in East Dundee launched its Depot Market Historical Speaker Series Saturday with a presentation about the Underground Railroad and local citizens who were involved in helping slaves escape to freedom.
Marge Edwards of East Dundee and the Dundee Township Historical Society spoke to a large crowd. She brought an array of photos and articles she displayed about the area's involvement with the Underground Railroad.
One photo was of Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency. Pinkerton was a cooper -- barrel maker -- and lived in East Dundee from 1843 to 1850. His shop was located at Main and Third Streets and was a stop on the Underground Railroad.