Whats the name of the book about a ghost from the underground railroad times?

Question by Ya: Whats the name of the book about a ghost from the underground railroad times?
theres this book i read in school a few years ago. it was about a ghost from the underground railroad times that haunted a boys room each night. does anyone know what it is called?

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Answer by tiandron
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
“The House of Dies Drear is a young adult novel by American author Virginia Hamilton. Dies Drear was first published 1968, and is a ghost story (maybe!) and a mystery (definitely!), told mostly from the point of view of Thomas Small, a thirteen-year-old boy. It’s set in an isolated, old house full of secret passageways and hidden tunnels. The house used to be a ‘station’ on the Underground Railroad, the name given to a network of people dedicated to helping American slaves escape from their masters and reach freedom in the pre-Civil War era”

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Norfolk Southern Railroad: Backhoe Tricks with Jeff A.Snyder Navarre, Ohio

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Video Rating: 5 / 5

Cass Scenic Railroad – 1985 Railfan Weekend footage

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Strasburg Railroad: The Virginia Creeper

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Lionel 6-38061 Cass Scenic Railroad #6 Heisler – TMCC – kgtrains

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Video Rating: 5 / 5

The American Union Railroad Map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico, and Central America

The American Union Railroad Map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico, and Central America
Virginia Union University
Image by Mobiliotype
Haasis & Lubrecht
The American Union Railroad Map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico, and Central America
Engraved transfer chromolithograph on paper mounted on linen, 95 x 129 cm.
New York: Haasis & Lubrecht, 1871
Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library
The University of Texas at Arlington (98/6 700049)

Smitty the Italian Stallion at Norfolk & Western Railroad Adventures.

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Video Rating: 5 / 5

The WV Presents “THE LOCUST HEIGHTS & WESTERN RAILROAD” featuring Mason Climax locomotive

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