Then it was time for a climb up a major hill...

... to the Reveren John Rankin House. As Ripley Ohio claims...With its proximity to the river and its owner's fierce opposition to slavery, the Rankin home was a perfect choice to become a stopping point on the Underground Railroad. The Rankin family (which included 13 children) was proud of never having lost a "passenger". Most of the 2,000 escaped slaves who traveled through Ripley stayed with the Rankins. Posted by Picasa

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