Was John Brown the Weirdest Man in American history? — Market Mad House

John Brown, the architect of the Raid on Harper’s Ferry, is one person historians blame for America’s Civil War.

Brown was also one of the weirdest men in American history. That is saying a lot in a nation famous for producing weirdos and whackjobs.

Today we remember John Brown for leading an abolitionist raid on the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, (now West Virginia). Brown’s life and actions, however, were incredibly strange.

Some weird things…



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