The Ground Swallowed Them Up

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  • This is the first book published that fully addresses the Underground Railroad in York County
  • By local author Scott Mingus
  • This is the first book published that fully addresses the Underground Railroad in York County. Surprising, considering that from the early 1800s through the early Civil War period, York County was a significant pathway for runaway slaves seeking freedom. Historian Scott Mingus details the several networks that developed which include a Quaker system, another one involving free blacks, and a third with several of York's leading Pennsylvania Germans as conductors. Softcover

  • Scott Mingus is an Ohio native residing in York, PA and has written 18 Civil War books. A scientist and executive in the paper industry, he holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels.