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Attic of Thomas Hickman house

October 16, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
The attic of the Thomas Hickman House in New Franklin remains the house's only unfurnished room as of Thursday. Walnut timber and brick walls are the attic's only guard against the elements. The Hickmans, who had nine slaves in the 1850s, would lock their slaves in this attic at night.

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