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New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) (22.2007.2)
New Albany
Floyd County, Indiana

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The New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker was dedicated on July 14, 2007 in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.

New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker Dedication

New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker Dedication

New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker Dedication

David Barksdale, Floyd County Historian, spoke at the dedication.

New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker Dedication

Frank Van Bree, Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, gave a speech on the history of the New Albany and Salem Railroad.

New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker Dedication

Pamela Peters, the marker applicant, explained the role of the New Albany and Salem Railroad in helping fugitive slaves escape to freedom.

New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon) Historical Marker Dedication

The marker is unveiled while Pamela Peters, Paula Bongen of the Indiana Historical Bureau, and Jenny, the "IHB History Hound" watch.