More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

Hubbard House - Front

View of Lake Erie from Hubbard House


When I woke up today, it was only 64 degrees inside so I used my electric heater for a few minutes while I was getting ready for the day. It stayed pleasant most of the day.

This morning we drove to the neighboring town of Ashtabula in hopes of visiting the Marine Museum, Hubbard House and Finnish-American Heritage Center. Unfortunately, all three are open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The Hubbard House was of special interest because of its historical significance. It was built in the 1840s by William and Catherine Hubbard. It was known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves. It was an important terminus on the Underground Railroad. It had sheltered escaped slaves who had crossed the Ohio River into the North. They then walked to the Hubbard and Company warehouse on the Ashtabula River, where friendly boat captains ferried them to Canada and freedom.

While we were riding around town, one of the hairdressers which Barb had called yesterday returned her call. She hadn't left a message, so it was quite a surprise. He was able to schedule us for 1:00 today. We drove back home to eat lunch and then went to Mane Design for our haircuts.

Before heading back to the RV park, we bought a few groceries.

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