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Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel

February 11, 2004

In June of 1859, John Brown, using the alias of I. Smith, and two of his sons registered at the Washington House in downtown Hagerstown. On July 4 Brown and his sons walked to the Sandy Hook area, where they rented a farm for eight months at a cost of $35 in gold. It was here that Brown and his followers finalized plans for the raid on Harpers Ferry in October.

From The Cracker Barrel

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