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Interesting Local History

Something you probably don't know (we didn't) unless you are from around here. The good citizens... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Buford, Georgia
Must include this monument on the walk of the Squares

The squares are so close to each other that they should all be included to gain some of the history... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Roger G
Doonan, Australia
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161 W Genesee St, Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13219-1748
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Something you probably don't know (we didn't) unless you are from around here. The good citizens of Syracuse stormed the local jail in defiance of the Fugitive Slave Acts and FREED Jerry Henry! Well done! (other monuments in the square, too, look around!)

Thank pebbleskip
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The squares are so close to each other that they should all be included to gain some of the history of the area

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I grew up in this city and had no idea that Syracuse played a big part in the Jerry Rescue of southern slaves until I accidentally came across this monument. It is located in Clinton Square so if you are in that area check it...More

Thank Marco G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This monument commemorates the event when, in spite of the Fugitive Slave Act, local abolitionists broke a captured slave out of jail rather than allow him to be surrendered to bounty hunters. It's very vivid, life size, and provides nice contrast to usual, static and...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There is an underground monument at the Clinton Square. We cannot miss it! It was built on October 1, 1851. Two fugitives are looking for any danger. So many traveled long distances to get to Canada where they could be free. There were information panels...More

1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

That question is: If I were living in Syracuse when the Jerry rescue occurred, would I have been (a) one of the crowd that freed Jerry, (b) one of those who stayed away to stay out of trouble, or (c) one of those that would...More

5  Thank Joe H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Whenever I visit Clinton Square, i stop by to view the Jerry Rescue Monument which was done by one of Central New York's famous sculptors (I happen to own one of her busts of a native American). The monument portrays CNY history during the anti-slavery...More

1  Thank jajcarro
Reviewed 26 January 2017

After visiting the Onondaga Historical Society picked up 2 DVD's in the gift shop about the Jerry Rescue and the Fugitive Slave Law. Had never heard of him before then. Saw the shackles from the slave Jerry in the museum. Then going back to the...More

Thank lexie1277
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We happen to be driving through the town of Syracuse NY and came upon this beautiful square. Very quite area on a Sunday afternoon. Beautiful old buildings.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A small monument in Clinton Square commemorating Syracuse's roll in the underground railroad movement.

Thank Bernardo F
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