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The Cumberland Road (Volume 10) (Paperback) Loot Price: R241 Discovery Miles 2 410
The Cumberland Road (Volume 10) (Paperback): Archer Butler Hulbert
The Cumberland Road (Volume 10) (Paperback): Archer Butler Hulbert

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The Cumberland Road (Volume 10) (Paperback)

Archer Butler Hulbert; Created by General Books

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II BUILDING THE ROAD IN THE WEST THE tales of those who knew the road in the West and those who knew it in the East are much alike. It is probable that there was one important distinction ? the passenger traffic of the road between the Potomac and Ohio, which gave life on that portion of the road a peculiar flavor, was doubtless not equaled on the western division. For many years the center of western population was in the Ohio Valley, and good steamers were plying the Ohio when the Cumberland Road was first opened. Indeed the road was originally intended for the accommodation of the lower Ohio Valley.9 Still, as the century grew old The early official correspondence concerning the route of the road shows plainly that it was really built for the benefit of the Chillicothe and Cincinnati settlements, which embraced a large portion of Ohio's popu- and the interior population became considerable, the Ohio division of the road became a crowded thoroughfare. An old stage-driver in eastern Ohio remembers when business was such that he and his companion Knights of Rein and Whip never went to bed for twenty nights, and more than a hundred teams might have been met in a score of miles. When the road was built to Wheeling, its greatest mission was accomplished ? the portage path across the mountains was completed to a point where river navigation was almost always available. And yet less than half of the road was finished. It now touched the eastern extremity of the great state whose public lands were being sold in order to pay for its building. Westward lay the growing states of Indiana and Illinois, a per cent of the sale ofwhose land had already been pledged to the road. Then came another moment when the great work paused and the original ambition of its friends...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Archer Butler Hulbert
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07759-0
Barcode: 9780217077590
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest
Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest > General
LSN: 0-217-07759-5

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