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Photograph of Duncan Mansion, with oral description

@ Towanda Area Historical Society/Towanda District Library


This is a photograph of the Duncan Mansion built by William R. Duncan one mile southwest of Towanda following the Civil War. Stories abound about the three story 20 room home and whether it had been a stop on the underground railroad. But since it was built after the civil war, it could not have been. It is said that Mr. Duncan, who had made his fortune dealing in livestock, built the home on a rise in a spot where it could be seen from the n...
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Towanda District Library - Towanda Area Historical Collection

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Towanda Area Historical Society/Towanda District Library

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Illinois Digital Heritage Hub