There was a local history event in the old home town today. Decided to go check it out, as I’m a sucker for these type things and am rarely disappointed, as was the case again. Learning, for example, that James Ashley, who introduced the 13th Amendment to Congress that legally abolished slavery, was a local guy. And of the myriad ways there are of hiding and transporting people, and distracting the runaway slave hounds, when you put your mind to it. And more.