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John Brown Farm and Gravesite

Lake Placid, New York


It was from this farm that John Brown set forth to Harpers Ferry with his plan to end slavery through armed confrontation, and it was here where Brown’s body was returned for burial following his execution for treason and murder following the bloody affair at the federal arsenal.

Early efforts to preserve the site as a memorial to Brown and his fallen followers demonstrate the intensity with which Brown’s crusade gripped the American consciousness.

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