VERY PRECISE MAPPING OF THE PLACE WHERE IT IS RIPLAH HILL
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=search&countryid=CA&addtohistory=&country=CA&address=&city=kingsville&state=on&zipcode=&submit=Get+Map IS ONE SOURCE OF MAP USED TO SHOW LOCATION OF “RIPLAH HILL”, in an easy easy. It is located almost at the very little village “OLINDA”, which is in the half of the line between the town of LEAMINGTON and the town of KINGSVILLE, in ONTARIO, CANADA, very nearby the border line with USA (in the town of DETROIT).
This is from a site with road-maps for USA + CANADA: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/ and also from TerraServer USA (of USGS = U.S. Geological Survey) for precision topographic/aerophotogrametic maps and technical airphotos:http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?
NOTE: click on right bottom side of pictures (on colored square) to enlarge them.
This is the map obtained from such MAPQUEST site for the place where it is sited RIPLAH HILL:Very broad view. Map of very reduced scale.
You should notice that there is a very clear BOTTLE NECK (as for navigation from WEST SEAT to NORTH LANDS) in the very NARROW NECK (GAP) between the extremity of CANADA and almost joining to DETROIT (see ALMA 63:5): through such NECK flows the River Sidon and intense SHIPS, in NEPHITES DAYS and NOWADAYS.http://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife/RIPLAH_SIDON_1Geral.JPGYou can see that the land that intrude into SIDON RIVER (RIVER DETROIT) where it is sited DETROIT, is a NARROW LAND that makes a very small gap throw it passes SIDON RIVER: in DETROIT. http://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife/RIPLAH_SIDON_3Monte.JPG
Just above the roadway # “3” there is an almost parallel line, which is probably the old Jaredite and Nephite trail (pathway) and it is easy why it passed through LEAMINGTON, as to deviate the “marsh and difficult to travel” land going South, like a sharp triangle, having the town Wilhelm in it, also increasing travel length. Goal of such indian road was to go to LAND of MANTI and town of MANTI, moving from LEAMINGTON to the RIPLAH HILL (near village OLINDA) and from this to the crossing of SIDON RIVER (nowadays DETROIT RIVER) moving to Sandwich South.
http://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife/RIPLAH_SIDON_2Geral.JPG This is a more general view (in reduced scale) showing the position of RIPLAH WAY and DETROIT + NEPHITE pathway to cross the SIDON RIVER (nowadays DETROIT RIVER) at the narrowest width of such River, where a great battle took place (already in LANDs of MANTI). River Crossing was at Ojibway and in the west side (right, USA margin) there was for very long a MILITAR FORT, named WAYNE, because of being strategic place.
http://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife/LOCATION_RIPLAH_HILLinCANADA.JPG This is a more convenient map to see how close was RIPLAH HILL in relation to the nearby town of LEAMINGTON and small town RUTHVEN and very close (south of) the small village “OLINDA”.
http://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife/TODA_COLINA_RIPLAH.JPG Shows, in even greater detail and PRECISION, where it is RIPLAH HILL, based on the topographic map of USGS (United States Geographic System). Thus it is a GEOGRAFIC LOCATION with so great precision. You can see that really the INDIAN pathway passed (and yet pass) over the HILL RIPLAH in its NORTH SIDE, as described in Book of Mormon: ALMA 43:34. In the South and EAST of such HILL RIPLAH remained hideen Lehi´s soldiers, Nephites, waiting the Army of Lamanites pass and be travelling in the valley prepring to cross the RIVER SIDON (MORONI´s troops were waiting to combat and kill them).. THIS IS A QUITE COMPLETE SITE IN ENGLISH, THE LAST UPDANTEDhttp://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife/DECIFER_GEOGRAPHY_BOOK_MORMON.htm OTHER VERY RECENT IS FULL WITH WHOLE LIST OF SITES IN http://www.oocities.org/asia/elywife UP TO July 05th 2004: