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Counterfeit House

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Title Counterfeit House
Country United States
Description [back] COUNTERFEIT HOUSE - Built in 1840 on Gift Ridge, Adams County, Ohio. Counterfeit $500 bills and 50 cent pieces were made here and distributed to Ohio River boats which received a light signal from the gable window. There are trick door locks, slots in doors where counterfeit plates were kept, chimneys L shaped with a secret room lined with lead. Grounds have trails thru woods and picnic area.

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