A demolition crew went to take down a home in Middletown, Pennsylvania, but they were stopped in their tracks when they found a hidden room and tunnel.
The local historical society was called in, and they suspect that the room and tunnel were once used for the underground railroad, which was used to transport thousands of slaves to freedom in the 1800s.
In the 1920s, the hidden room was turned into a speakeasy during Prohibition. There, people partied and drank when liquor was made illegal in the U.S.
“It is an amazing feeling to know that slaves made their way through Middletown,” said James Thornton, a member of the demolition crew. “I knew Middletown was the oldest community in the county, but I never imagined, it had this kind of history.”
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