Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

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Eighteenth-century Kentucky beckoned to hunters, surveyors, and settlers from the mid-Atlantic coast colonies as a source of game, land, and new trade opportunities. Unfortunately, the Appalachian Mountains formed a daunting barrier that left only two primary roads to this fertile Eden. The steep grades and dense forests of the Cumberland Gap rendered the Wilderness Road impassable to wagons, and the northern route extending from southeastern Pennsylvania became… (more)

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Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (November 05, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 11.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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