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Ohio River from Rankin Hill photograph
Description: This view of the Ohio River is from Rankin Hill in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio. Fugitive slaves crossed the river from the southern states and John Rankin (1793-1886) was one of the Underground Railroad agents that helped hide them. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert (1866-1961). Siebert began researching the Underground Railroad in the 1890s as a way to interest his students in history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03106
Subjects: Ohio River; Underground Railroad--Ohio River Valley; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Slavery--Ohio--History--19th century
Places: Ripley (Ohio); Brown County (Ohio)