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Today in Oberlin history:
On this day in 1858, residents of Oberlin and Wellington banded together to rescue John Price from the grasp of the Fugitive Slave Law and a U.S. marshal. Pictured are the rescuers.
Photo courtesy of the Oberlin College archives. 

Oberlin-Wellington Rescue! This actually played a pretty large role in the start of the civil war. 

Correct! So much so that there was a book written about our role in history (The Town That Started the Civil War).

likeapond:

oberlin-college:

Today in Oberlin history:

On this day in 1858, residents of Oberlin and Wellington banded together to rescue John Price from the grasp of the Fugitive Slave Law and a U.S. marshal. Pictured are the rescuers.

Photo courtesy of the Oberlin College archives. 

Oberlin-Wellington Rescue! This actually played a pretty large role in the start of the civil war. 

Correct! So much so that there was a book written about our role in history (The Town That Started the Civil War).

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