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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Pike, Possibly Used at Harpers Ferry

Date:
C. 1857
Exhibit Description:
Pike said to be one of the 954 pikes purchased by John Brown (with funds provided by George L. Stearns) for the attack at Harper's Ferry. The label associated with the object reads "Col. Stearns Estate, John Brown's pike." Whether the pike is truly one of the 954 is unknown; its previous whereabouts were not recorded.
Source:
Medford Historical Society and Museum (Massachusetts)
Attribution Statement:
Courtesy of the Medford Historical Society & Museum
Exhibit Tags:
objects, John Brown, George L. Stearns, Medford Historical Society and Museum, and West Virginia