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Wilmette resident John Erwin was raised on this plantation in Greenwood, Florida. It’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo submitted
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
5:00 am CDT May 7, 2019
Wilmette resident John Erwin attracted national attention twice: first for his “progressive” views on the post-bellum plight of African-Americans in the South, and later on account of the strange circumstances of his death.