One of the great unsolved murder mysteries in Northern Kentucky is: What happened to Sheriff Hub Ferguson on the night of June 18, 1954? The Gallatin County Sheriff’s body was found dead in Eagle Creek. Details at http://www.nkyviews.com/gallatin/gallatin_hub_ferguson.htm
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The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."
John Rankin’s brick house stands high on a bluff overlooking the village of Ripley, the Ohio River, and northern Kentucky beyond. This pivotal location – coupled with the activities of its owner – made it one of the first stops on the Underground Railroad. From 1822 to 1865, Rankin, a Presbyterian minister, and his family assisted hundreds of escaped slaves on their trek to freedom. In addition, his 1826 Letters on American Slavery became standard reading for abolitionists throughout the country