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Johnston Farm house photograph
Description: Photograph of the farmhouse at Johnston Farm. Typed caption on the reverse of the photograph reads "The old Col. John Johnston homestead, Piqua, Ohio." Handwritten caption on the reverse of an identical photo reads "West view of the old Johnston Manor house upper Piqua pho taken May 31st 1899." Johnston Farm, maintained as a state memorial, is the homestead of John Johnston. Johnston is best known for holding the office of Indian Agent for over 30 years, appointed by President James Madison in the early years of the state to oversee the American Indian reservations in northwest Ohio. Johnston was an important political and social figure in Ohio who also served as a state canal commissioner, helped to found Kenyon College and served on the board of trustees of Miami University. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV29_B01F04_001
Subjects: Historic sites Ohio; Piqua (Ohio); Johnston, John, 1775-1861;
Places: Piqua (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio);