New Englanders on the Ohio Frontier: Migration and Settlement of Worthington, Ohio

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Kent State University Press, Jul 1, 1999 - History - 360 pages
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This work examines the founding and development of Worthington, Ohio to show how it reflects New England culture transplanted and reshaped by the Western frontier. It provides a perspective from which historians can better understand the process of westward migration and frontier settlement.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Company to Make Settlement Northwest
7
To Explore Said Territory and Report
15
A Place Most Favorable for Our First Improvement
28
If You Calculate for Smooth Roads Free from Hills
39
In Perfect Health and Much Pleased with
50
A Just and Legal Land Division
65
An Elderly Gentleman Passed Through with
80
All Kinds of Manufacturies which
159
Main Street Wide and Free of Mud
179
To the Dough Faces of the Last Congress
193
Runaway Negro Taken Near This Place
207
Leghorn Bonnets Horn Sided Corsets
220
So Much Boast of Succession Handed
231
Correct Mental and Moral Habits
248
That Dead Animals or Nuisances
258

A Tolerably Comfortable Cabin
91
Squires with Muskets and Rifles
108
Apprentice WantedOf Steady Deportment
118
If Elected I Shall Not Disappoint Your
133
From Reading Writing and Arithmetic
146
Epilogue
267
APPENDIXES
277
Migration of Worthington Proprietors
283
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McCormick served on the faculties of Pennsylvania State University, Iowa State University, and Ohio State University.

McCormick is professor emeritus and former assistant vice president for continuing education at Ohio State University.

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