The route you traveled—based on Harriet Tubman’s actual journeys—appears in map insert (at right). Using modern roads, the trip would be 560 miles (900 kilometers) long.

A strong, lucky runaway might have made it to freedom in two months. For others, especially in bad weather, the trek might have lasted a year.

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The map is from the July 1984 issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.