UGRR Alton

Stephanie Young at Principia College in Elsah, just outside Alton, has produced a major podcast series (All Town USA) about Alton, two of whose episodes deal directly with the Underground Railroad: Episode 1 and Episode 3. We recommend these highly: https://alltownusa.org

The Rocky Fork area, between Alton and Godfrey, was a major station on the Underground Railroad. https://godfreyil.org/about/history-of-godfrey/
The Rocky Fork Church was founded in 1863. The church is a member of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Great Rivers & Routes has published an interesting story about the role of Godfrey and Alton in the Underground Railroad:
https://www.riversandroutes.com/blog/post/underground-railroad-trail-through-godfrey-and-alton/

We are especially excited to present this lecture by Dr. Eric Robinson, an expert in the Alton area Underground Railroad.   WATCH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_PrcvC6KU

source: https://www.uhsp.edu/news/archive/2020/robinson-discusses-underground-railroad-on-slpr-fox2-now.html     Dr. Robinson is Assistant Professor of History at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St Louis.  His lecture was filmed (February 26, 2021) by the Lewis & Clark Community College in Alton in association with its Black Student Union in celebration of Black History Month. The lecture is used with permission.

See also these two UGRR (Underground Railroad) interviews with Dr. Robinson, used with permission:
St Louis TV City Corner program (February 2021):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeSW5UKfQEQ
St Louis Public Radio – St Louis On The Air (February 21, 2020) – audio is embedded in the webpage:
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/show/st-louis-on-the-air/2020-02-21/underground-railroad-tours-to-begin-in-alton-feb-29

The Alton Museum of History and Culture also has a small exhibit on the Underground Railroad.