. . . Home of Bebe Blodgett - a member of the Female Assisting Society and the Ladies Fugitive Aid Society.
Many of them found refuge here in Sugar Grove where they could stay for a time in order to earn money and clothes before heading further north.
This area had many abolitionists and during the height of the Underground Railroad activity, the area was noteworthy enough to draw visits from Will Brown, Rev. J. W. Loguen, Sallie Holley, and Frederick Douglas who was the keynote speaker at the 1854 Anti-Slavery Convention held in Sugar Grove. Douglas referred to this meeting as “the crowning convention of them all.”
Escaped slave and the “real-life” George Harris in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, Lewis Clarke lived in this area for several years.