Original John Brown grave stone

Detail of original grave stone for abolitionist John Brown at the John Brown Farm in North Elba in the Adirondack Mountains. Following Brown's execution for leading a raid on Harper's Ferry, his body was returned to the Farm, which he founded to assist unfortunate African American men, at North Elba. Many years later the bodies of his sons and followers who died in the raid were removed to the farm. In 1895 the farm became the property of New York State and a memorial, which included the names of those buried at the farm, was established.
Date Original
circa 1920
New York State Archives, Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, 14297-87, Box 261, no. 57-L-603-MIS
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Environmental History Virtual Resource Collection

Geographic Locations

Essex County