The Passport to Freedom is dedicated to the lives of brave men and women who believed that any type of slavery was wrong. At the risk of being fined and arrested, they willing aided enslaved people in their quest to find safety and freedom. As these freedom seekers traveled north through Indiana County, they were sheltered and moved from one safe place to another. The "Rescue of 1858: Newton's Escape" occurred in Blairsville and is reenacted annually during the town's Diamond Days Celebration in August. The historic marker is located just west of the bandstand near the Conemaugh River.