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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Firehouse

 
 
The Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
1. The Firehouse Marker
Inscription. The Firehouse was built in 2012, and is modeled after the firehouse in Harper's Ferry Arsenal, West Virginia, the site of abolitionist John Brown's 1859 slave revolt and capture by Robert E. Lee.
 
Location. 36° 26.204′ N, 89° 4.221′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Freedom Square at Discovery Park of America. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 (here, next to this marker); Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 (here, next to this marker); The United States of America (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate States of America (a few steps from this marker); Ayn Rand 1905-1982 (a few steps from this marker); Prometheus (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Reagan (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
Also see . . .  John Brown at Harpers Ferry, 1859. John Brown (1800–1859), an abolitionist who considered slavery to be a sin, led an anti-slavery movement in Kansas
The Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
2. The Firehouse Marker
and hoped to arm slaves and lead a violent revolt against slavery. With 18 armed men on October 16–17, 1859, he took hostages and freed slaves in Harpers Ferry, but no slaves answered his call and instead local militia surrounded Brown and his men in a firehouse. The President sent in a unit of U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee; they stormed the firehouse and took Brown prisoner. Brown was convicted of treason against the state of Virginia and hanged. (Submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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The Firehouse Fire truck image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
3. The Firehouse Fire truck
The Firehouse Fire Truck image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
4. The Firehouse Fire Truck
The Firehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
5. The Firehouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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