Baggage / Escaping slaves
Bundles of wood / Fugitives to be expected
Canaan / Canada
Drinking Gord / Big dipper and North Star
Forwarding / Taking fugitive slaves
Freedom Train or Gospel Train / Underground Railroad
Heaven or Promised Land / Canada
Load of Potatoes / Escaping slaveshidden under the farm produce in a wagon
Moses / Harriet Tubman (or the safe person)
Parcels / Fugitives to be expected
Preachers / Leaders, speakers underground railroad
River Jordon / The Mississippi
Shepherds / People escorting slaves
Station / Place of saftey and temporary place of refuge, safe house
Station Master / Keeper of safe house
Stockholder / Donor of money, clothing or food for the underground railroad
The wind blows from the South "today" / A warning to Underground Railroad workers that fugitive slaves were in the area
When the sun comes back and the first quail calls / A particular time of year good for escaping (early spring)
The river bank makes a mighty ''good road" / A reminder that tracking dogs can't follow the scent through water.
The dead trees will show you the way / A reminder that moss grows on the NORTH side of dead trees for day travel when stars are not visible.
A friend with friends / Password used to signal the arrival of fugitives with the Underground railroad conductor.
A friend of a friend sent me / A password used by fugitives travelling alone to indicae they were sent by the Underground Railroad network.