Engineers on the Underground Railroad
By Arlene Christensen
My grandmother, Opha Mae Kilgore,( 1870-1971) and her father,
Joseph Martin Kilgore,(1843-1895) were on the underground railroad and helped
slaves escape. They lived in Washington, Iowa. They had a swinging panel behind
the head board of one of their beds and would hide the slaves there until they
could be moved to the next stop.