In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit John Brown’s farm in the Adirondacks of northern New York. It’s a monument to the famous abolitionist and the last vestige of Timbuctoo, an ambitious but failed settlement that some hoped could help African Americans secure the right to vote.
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