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James Harrison Cravens (69.2006.2)
Osgood
Ripley County, Indiana

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The marker dedication at the James Harrison Cravens’ home took place September 2, 2006 in Osgood, Indiana as part of their Sesquicentennial Celebration. Immediately before, a dedication ceremony was held marking the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.

Osgood Sesquicentennial Queen Kaitlin Hughes sings a beautiful rendition of the national anthem.

Osgood Sesquicentennial Queen Kaitlin Hughes sings a beautiful rendition of the national anthem.

Helen Todd Einhaus, historian for Ripley County, introduces historian Diane Perrine Coon (below), who told the fascinating history of James H. Cravens and his role in the Underground Railroad.

Helen Todd Einhaus, historian for Ripley County, introduces historian Diane Perrine Coon (below), who told the fascinating history of James H. Cravens and his role in the Underground Railroad.

Marker dedication

Members of Osgood Scout Troop 638, who presented the Colors for the dedication ceremony, are seen here holding an exhibit board for Diane Perrine Coon’s presentation.

Members of Osgood Scout Troop 638, who presented the Colors for the dedication ceremony, are seen here holding an exhibit board for Diane Perrine Coon’s presentation.

Present owners of the Cravens’ home, Jeff and Cathy Volz, seen here portraying Mrs. Cravens, daughter Alicia Volz, seen here portraying James H. Cravens, and son Raye Smart, who designed the Sesquicentennial logo.

Present owners of the Cravens’ home, Jeff and Cathy Volz, seen here portraying Mrs. Cravens, daughter Alicia Volz, seen here portraying James H. Cravens, and son Raye Smart, who designed the Sesquicentennial logo.