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William W. Harwood Farm

William Webb Harwood was one of the founding fathers of Ypsilanti as well as an active worker on the Underground Railroad. His house still stands, with one of its hiding spots in the basement revealed during restoration in 2006. Harwood was close friends with fellow Underground Railroad agent Asher Aray, an African American neighbor. The Harwoods and Arays are buried in the cemetery behind the house.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.