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Freedom Float: The Underground Railroad Along the Des Moines River (Van Buren County)

Date:Oct 8th, 2016 - Oct 8th, 2016
Time:10:00am - 2:00pm

Uncover the secrets of the Underground Railroad as we paddle along the river! Participants will hear the legends and stories of the Underground Railroad in Southeast Iowa as they paddle from Austin Park to Keosauqua. At the end of the paddle, participants will be invited to walk a few blocks to the Pearson House, a confirmed station on the Underground Railroad. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. Pre-registration is required and participation is limited. If you do not have your own canoe or kayak, some are available for loan. The trip is open to all but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may register by calling (641)-472-4421 or emailing

Contact Phone:641-472-4421

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