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Ripley in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Parkerís Path

John P. Parker Memorial Park

 
 
John Parkerís Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
1. John Parkerís Path Marker
Inscription.  “I knew him (John Parker) as a boy, as the man who was afraid to walk on the sidewalk. Winter and summer, rain or shine, he invariably walked in the middle of the street. He did so because Ripley was an old town with many narrow alleys, out of which enemies could leap at him.” —Frank Gregg

The center of the street was therefore a safer path for John Parker to travel. This sidewalk occupies a portion of a historically-platted alley used by John Parker, and the boot prints represent the path John Parker walked.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 38° 44.973′ N, 83° 50.953′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on North Front Street north of Locust Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ripley OH 45167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John P. Parkerís Early Life (a few steps from this marker); John P. Parker (a few
John Parkerís Footsteps, Down the Middle of the Street image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
2. John Parkerís Footsteps, Down the Middle of the Street
steps from this marker); a different marker also named John P. Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); The John P. Parker Family (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Parker Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Ripley / The John P. Parker House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Residence of General Granville Moody (within shouting distance of this marker); Rear Admiral Joseph Fyffe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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