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Historic Trails and Roads in Kentucky - Wilderness Road, Catawba Trail, Logan Trace (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
Discovery Miles 2 750
Historic Trails and Roads in Kentucky - Wilderness Road, Catawba Trail, Logan Trace (Paperback): Books Llc, Books Group
Historic Trails and Roads in Kentucky - Wilderness Road, Catawba Trail, Logan Trace (Paperback): Books Llc, Books Group

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Chapters: Wilderness Road, Catawba Trail, Logan Trace. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Wilderness Road was the principal route used by settlers for more than fifty years to reach Kentucky from the East. In 1775, Daniel Boone blazed a trail for the Transylvania Company from Fort Chiswell in Virginia through the Cumberland Gap into central Kentucky. It was later lengthened, following Native American trails, to reach the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville. The Wilderness Road was steep and rough, and it could only be traversed on foot or horseback. Despite the adverse conditions, thousands of people used it. In 1792, the new Kentucky legislature provided money to upgrade the road. In 1796, an improved all-weather road was opened for wagon and carriage travel. The road was abandoned around 1840, although modern highways follow much of its route. Course of the Wilderness Road by 1785.The first European explorers of the southern Appalachian Mountains were Spanish. Hernando de Soto and his troops traversed the region in 1540 and 1541 searching for gold. He was followed by several other Spanish expeditions. The first recorded English explorations of the mountains were those of Abraham Wood, which began around 1650. Later, Wood sent exploring parties into the mountains. The Batts-Fallam expedition reached the New River Valley in 1671. In 1673, Wood sent Gabriel Arthur and James Needham to the Overhill Cherokee of modern Tennessee. The purpose was to try to make direct contact with the Cherokee for trade, so as to bypass the Ocaneechee "middlemen" traders. The expedition did reach the Overhill Cherokee area, but Needham was killed on the return. Gabriel Arthur was almost killed, but was rescued by being adopted by a Cherokee chief. For his own safety, Arthur...http: //booksllc.net/?id=110079

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-28616-4
Barcode: 9781158286164
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-158-28616-3

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