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Recent research concludes that log cabin in Danville is not Willis Russell home

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Pam Wright/pwright@amnews.com

The log cabin known as the Willis Russell House will be renamed the Willis Russell Memorial Log Cabin after researchers discovered that this is not the actual home of the freed slave who became a teacher.

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Recent research conducted by local historians Carolyn Crabtree and Mary Girard has concluded that the log cabin on Walnut Street in Danville was never the home of Willis Russell, nor did he teach in that home.

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Pam Wright/pwright@amnews.com

The log cabin known as the Willis Russell House will be renamed the Willis Russell Memorial Log Cabin after researchers discovered that this is not the actual home of the freed slave who became a teacher.