SIMSBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Civil Rights landmark will be preserved here in Connecticut.

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It was at a Simsbury tobacco farm where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decided to become a minister. He worked at Meadowood as part of a work program in college.

People in Simsbury voted in a May referendum to buy the land. While a good portion will be a working farm, some will be put aside for recreation.

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The town also has plans to restore some of the historic buildings on that property and add it to the Connecticut Freedom Trail.