Ripley CVB Mini-Museum
Al Jennings was a lawyer from the Ripley area. He was later a train robber, candidate of governor of Oklahoma and early movie producer.
Bill Karr is a member of the West Virginia University Athletic Hall of Fame. He played 6 seasons for the Chicago Bears during the 1930s.
Backstory and Context
It shares the story of how the community was named for Harry Ripley, a circuit riding preacher who drowned in Mill Creek in 1830 with his marriage certificate in his coat pocket.
Notable inclusions are retail leader O.J. Morrison, professional football player Bill Karr, recording star Buddy Starcher, lawyer-turned train robber Al Jennings, lawman Daniel Cunningham, Sen. Carte Goodwin and Congressman Warren Miller.