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(2010) Enlarge Future site of the John W. Jones Museum


(2010) Enlarge First Baptist Church

If you stand at the corner of West Church Street and Railroad Avenue and look north toward the Erie depot, you can envision the journey of the fugitives in the middle of the night as they go from Mr. Jones's home, where the parking lot of First Baptist is now, up Railroad Avenue to the depot. Wm. Still's book about the UGRR is full of stories by the actual people involved in the work. In October, 1855, a lady wrote to Still asking, "Please give me again the direction of Hiram Wilson and the friend in Elmira, Mr. Jones, I think."


(2010) Marker dedicated to John Jones. Placed here by a group of Elmira High School students. Marker is on north side of the Confederate section of Woodlawn Cemetery


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