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Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gordons Leap

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Gordons Leap Marker
Inscription. In 1846 three medical students - John B. Glass, Jonathan W. Gordon, and Bernard Mullen attempted to exhume and autopsy a recently deceased man that was buried here. Townsmen were alerted, Glass plummeted nearly 100 feet into a deep ravine just north of here into what is now the Versailles Lake. The doctors escaped and joined the Mexican War. Known as Gordon's Leap, but Glass lept!
 
Erected by Ripley Co. Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 4.383′ N, 85° 14.9′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd North Street and North East Street, on the left when traveling east on East 2nd North Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles IN 47042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hanging Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General John Morgan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles
Gordons Leap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Gordons Leap Marker
away); Stephen S. Harding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Masonic Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Also see . . .  Gordon’s Leap: A Tale from the Heyday of the Resurrectionists. (Submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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