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History Mystery quiz: What was John Wilkes Booth’s connection to York, Pa.?

At a recent Leadership York class that I was part of, the topic came up. Did you know John Wilkes Booth spent time in York, Pa.? Class members were surprised. But when and where?

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Asked and answered. Tough questions for York countians about John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid

Osborne Perry Anderson, one of John Brown’s raiders on Harper’s Ferry in 1859, sought and found refuge in York after the failed attempt at starting a slave uprising. He later made his way to freedom in Canada. Also of interest: … Continue reading

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Tough questions for York countians about John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid

This pike, in the collection of the York County, Pa., Heritage Trust, is credited as coming from John Brown’s Raid. History professor John Quist said abolitionist John Brown armed his band in their raid on Harper’s Ferry with pikes, believing … Continue reading

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