Underground Railroad Monument
1977 / Cameron Armstrong / Oberlin
Railroad track projecting upward out of the ground at a 30 degree angle. The tracks disappearing into the ground represent the involvement of the city of Oberlin in the Underground Railroad, functioning as an important stop for escaped slaves on their way to Sandusky. The townspeople of Oberlin were proud to assist former slaves in their escape, and often led fugitive slave catchers on wild goose chases through the surrounding swampy lands to buy the former slaves more time to get to Sandusky.