A note about Portsmouth, Ohio

The proud people of Portsmouth, Ohio, have beautiful murals of their history on their flood walls. The flood walls themselves are fascinating and stark reminders that these towns are always at the mercy of the waters. Takes a certain kind of person to live here! Anyway, one of the historical townsfolk is Branch Rickey who was the first baseball manager to sign on a Black player…Jackie Robinson! They are pretty proud of that! The recent movie, 42, chronicles this and our local tour guide, Christine, says we all must watch it!

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