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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Return of John Brown's Body to Essex County Reenacted

LAKE PLACID - A procession of Essex County supervisors brought John Brown's coffin out of the Board of Supervisors' chambers, where it had lain overnight, to a waiting horse-drawn wagon Monday morning, which brought the coffin to Brown's farm in North Elba.

After the wagon left, county Historian Margaret Gibbs dedicated an Underground Railroad Heritage Trail sign outside the building.

A graveside memorial service will be held for Brown at 11 a.m. today, followed by church bells ringing throughout the region.

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