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On Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m., the Burchfield-Penney book club will host A Final River to Cross: The Underground Railroad at Youngstown, NY by Dennis Duling, PhD, professor emeritus of religious studies and theology and Gretchen Duling, PhD.

This local and regional study fills the gap in documenting Youngstown’s role in the Underground Railroad in New York State. It also offers further proof of the existence of, support for and operation of the Underground Railroad in Western New York. It is a comprehensive and extensive book meant for both the general reader and scholars. The authors have uncovered a rich treasure of information in newly discovered primary source materials. Learn the compelling stories of the village and its citizens who formed an intricate Underground Railroad network.