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This black and white photograph shows the entry way to the John Brown Memorial Park in Osawatomie, Kansas. In the background the Adair-Brown cabin is somewhat visible. The structure built around 1854 by Samuel Glenn was later sold, in 1855, to John Brown's brother-in-law Samuel Lyle Adair. The cabin provided a home for the Adair family but was frequently used by Brown for abolitionist activities. In 1912, the structure was move to the highest point in the John Brown Memorial Park which is also the site of the "Battle of Osawatomie" where John Brown and thirty free-state defenders fought in 1856 against 250 pro-slavery militia. A stone pavilion was built in 1928 to protect the cabin's exterior. The state legislature appointed the Kansas Historical Society to maintain the site and in 1971 it was listed on the National Register of Places.

Date: Between 1928 and 1938

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Item Number: 210347
Call Number: FK2.M5 O.79 *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210347

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