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.
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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.