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Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family

The second in a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard regarding slavery in Platteville. This presentation will chronicle Platteville founder John H. Rountree’s ownership of slaves. It will look in depth at the circumstances surrounding Rountree’s slave ownership, his treatment of them, especially “Sister Rachel,” and how he eventually became an antislavery …

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Friends Annual Meeting & Program: Black Lead Miners in Platteville: The Story of William Maxwell

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Join the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamsion Museums (formerly known as the Jamison Museum Association) for their Annual Meeting and Program. Historian James B. Hibbard will present the final talk in the three-part series on slavery and Black miners in Platteville. The talk entitled "Black Lead Miners in Platteville: The Story of William …

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Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | July 1 - October 31

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