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Notable River Residents: Stephen Smith

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Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

41 Walnut Street

Columbia, PA 17512

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Join us at Columbia Crossing this fall for a three-part series on the lower Susquehanna River’s most notable residents in history. The lives of Samuel Haldeman, Stephen Smith & Lloyd Mifflin were molded by the riverfront, inspiring their success in science, art and social justice. Be inspired by their lives and learn about the river corridor.

Stephen Smith, abolitionist and leader in the Underground Railroad from Columbia. Thomas Boude served in the American Revolution and purchased Stephen Smith when he was a small boy. Boude brought Smith to Columbia where he grew up learning about Boude’s lumber yard. In 1816, Smith bought his freedom and enough lumber to start his own business. This eventually led Smith to become one of the wealthiest African Americans prior to the Civil War.

Randall Harris, Underground Railroad historian, will present this lecture on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 PM.


Doors open at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Proceeds benefit Columbia Crossing educaitonal programs.

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