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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Take Note--
The Great Rock at John Brown's Gravesite

"Was this rock placed here purposely as a monument for the one who alone and silently lies at its base?  Was this mountain chain designedly reared to wall this spot around?"
A journalist for the New York Times, quoted in "John Brown's Grave," The Independent (22 Aug. 1867): 4.

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