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John Brown Lives! Unveils "Timbuctoo" Historic Marker

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This article originally appeared in a John Brown Lives! newsletter.

The first commemorative marker recognizing an enclave of Black families who settled in Adirondacks in the mid-1800s was unveiled on Saturday, July 2.  A project of John Brown Lives!, the plaque was made possible through the Pomeroy Foundation New York State Historic Marker Grant Program and with the permission of Adirondack Health Foundation on whose property the sign stands.  It is located on the corner of Old Military and Bear Cub Roads in Lake Placid.  

Learn more about this “scheme of justice and benevolence” at the “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” Exhibition on permanent display at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. John Brown Lives! is the NYS Friends Group of the John Brown Farm. Read more...