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Published: Monday, 11/2/2009

Stop on underground railroad gets marker

CTY haroun02p  Members of the Harroun family aid in the unveiling of a marker commemorating a previous generation's role in the Underground Railroad, at the site of a barn used to hide freedom seekers, on the campus of Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. From left, blocked by marker, is Tim Scovic, now  of Chicago, and son of Janice Harroun Scovic, of Sylvania, second from left, with her sister Diane Huss, now of Lasalle, Michigan; Alan Sattler, president of Flower Hospital. The Sylvania Area Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society unveil a new historical marker to recognize the role of the Harroun Family and the Harroun Barn in the Underground Railroad in Sylvania, Ohio on November 1, 2009.  The Blade/Jetta Fraser CTY haroun02p Members of the Harroun family aid in the unveiling of a marker commemorating a previous generation's role in the Underground Railroad, at the site of a barn used to hide freedom seekers, on the campus of Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. From left, blocked by marker, is Tim Scovic, now of Chicago, and son of Janice Harroun Scovic, of Sylvania, second from left, with her sister Diane Huss, now of Lasalle, Michigan; Alan Sattler, president of Flower Hospital. The Sylvania Area Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society unveil a new historical marker to recognize the role of the Harroun Family and the Harroun Barn in the Underground Railroad in Sylvania, Ohio on November 1, 2009. The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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As a marker to their ancestors' role in helping slaves escape is unveiled, members of the Harroun family applaud on the Flower Hospital campus in Sylvania Sunday.

They are Tim Scovic, obscured; his mother, Janice Harroun Scovic of Sylvania, and her sister, Diane Huss of LaSalle, Mich., with Alan Sattler, the hospital president.


CTY haroun02p  About 60 people who attend the unveiling enter the barn used as a hiding place. The Sylvania Area Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society unveil a new historical marker to recognize the role of the Harroun Family and the Harroun Barn in the Underground Railroad in Sylvania, Ohio on November 1, 2009.  The Blade/Jetta Fraser CTY haroun02p About 60 people who attend the unveiling enter the barn used as a hiding place. The Sylvania Area Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society unveil a new historical marker to recognize the role of the Harroun Family and the Harroun Barn in the Underground Railroad in Sylvania, Ohio on November 1, 2009. The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Slaves hid in the Harroun Barn. The Sylvania Area Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society unveiled the plaque.




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