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John Rankin barn photograph
Description: The barn shown here, on Rankin Hill in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, had a secret cellar that owner John Rankin (1793-1886) used to hide fugitive slaves. 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: AL03107
Subjects: Slavery--Ohio--History--19th century; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Underground Railroad--Ohio River Valley
Places: Ripley (Ohio); Brown County (Ohio)