All posts filed under: Underground Railroad/Civil War

This summer I’m letting my nerdy, history-loving side out to play. I’ll be exploring various spots in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana tri-state area that played roles either as part of the Underground Railroad or the Civil War.

Reaching freedom’s shore

Look and you’ll see another tiny, quiet river town with a quaint historic district loaded with shops and locally owned businesses. Look closer and you’ll find layers of history hiding some real American heroes.

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Underground Railroad: Fee Villa

Along the river are a lot of those little blink-and-you-miss-them towns. You know the kind that have a sign saying, “Welcome,” then 10 feet later one saying “Thank you for visiting.” They’re charming, usually hiding some kind of gem – either a great locally-owned shop or restaurant, or someone with a great life story. One thing you can count on is they always have a story to tell.

Washington, Ky.: Take a walk through time

The more I explore Kentucky, the more surprised I am by how many very interesting and beautiful things lurk in the next holler. One of the places that inspired me recently was a small village just south of Maysville, Ky. When I walk on flagstone sidewalks along Main Street, it’s easy to imagine hearing the clop of hooves on the road. What is harder to imagine is the impact the people of this blip on the map have had on the world.