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North to Freedom (Chamberlain Freedom Park)

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North to Freedom is a bronze statue depicting a self-emancipated man, sculpted by Glenn and Dianne Hines. The statue was added in 2002 in Chamberlain Freedom Park, five years after the park was built, and it is Maine’s only official monument commemorating the Underground Railway. The figure is portrayed only up to the groin and he is shown to be wearing a torn shirt which is meant to depict the shirt, which was found in the attic of the Holyoke House was demolished. Although the monument is relatively recent, the site on which it is placed is historically significant, as a stone-lined shaft was discovered below the Holyoke House in 1995. The base of the statue is meant to represent that stone-line shaft as the figures seems to be emerging out of the underground tunnel.

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