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Speed Cabin

Location: 310 N. Grant St., Crawfordsville. (The Speed Cabin itself was moved to "Lane Place" at 212 South Water Street, Crawfordsville - Montgomery County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Montgomery County Community Foundation

ID# : 54.1995.1

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Site of house reputed to be a stop on the "Underground Railroad." Reconstructed cabin, which was portion of house owned by John Allen Speed, now located on grounds of Lane mansion. Speed, active in abolitionist movement, was mayor of Crawfordsville, 1868-1869.

Keywords

Underground Railroad; African American; Black History