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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ripley, Ohio

Good morning,

On one of our recent drives through Southern Ohio we stopped at the river town of Ripley, Ohio.
This little town has done a good job of making itself a destination with good restaurants and other attractions.
The town had a great deal to do with the Underground Railroad helping slaves cross the Ohio River and escape to the North.  Many of these buildings were built before the Civil War.
Years ago I have visited here by pleasure boat, but this time we arrived by car.
 This is the view down river.  By now all of this water has passed by the City of Cincinnati.

Enjoy,
Lois

13 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

It is nice to see a vibrant well kept downtown these days.

Nedra said...

I have been to Ohio, but it's been a few years. Thanks for the visual tour.

Jan n Jer said...

I love river towns like this one! Always fun to visit n walk around on a nice day!

Pat said...

I love all the buildings on Main Street. It looks like all the stores are open. I bet there is a lot of history regarding the Underground Railroad.

Annmarie Pipa said...

lovely photos! I would be so interested in anything about the underground railroad!

Bob Bushell said...

The history of Ohio river, that is something, cheers Lois.

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a nice town - and a great piece of history, too.

Mamabug said...

What a wonderful little river town. I love exploring small towns like this one.

Maple Lane said...

Pretty place with lots of history. Love your photos, Lois.

Jack said...

The town has a great river location, doesn't it?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your road trips, and your sense of connectiveness.

Marit Johanne said...

Beautiful pictures from Ohio. Ripley looks like a very nice town, beautiful with the river.

Rose said...

This is the type of place I like to visit....