New historic marker for John W. Jones

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Chemung County Historical Society will unveil a new marker honoring former slave and Underground Railroad agent John W. Jones.

“This is important because this is validation from the city that this is a historic moment that needs to be celebrated,” said President, Board of Trustees, John W. Jones Museum Talima Aaron. “Just very excited to get this recognition and very thankful to get this city to support us.”

Aaron said she is proud of the community’s support and continued efforts to recognize history in the city of Elmira and beyond.

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