The Wilderness Road: A Description of the Routes of Travel by which the Pioneers and Early Settlers First Came to Kentucky, Volume 2

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J.P. Morton & Company, 1886 - Kentucky - 75 pages
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Page 47 - A dirge for the brave old pioneer! Columbus of the land ! Who guided freedom's proud career Beyond the conquered strand, And gave her pilgrim sons a home No monarch's step profanes, Free as the chainless winds that roam Upon its boundless plains.
Page 24 - with the determination," he says, "to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
Page 37 - Wednesday i2th—this is a Raney morning But we pack up and go on we come to Richland Creek it is high we tote our packs over on a tree and swim our horses over and there we meet another Companey going Back they tell such News Abram and Drake is afraid to go aney farther there we camp this night. thursday
Page 26 - From Rockcastle River, still following the trace, it went up Roundstone Creek, through Boone's Gap in Big Hill, and through the present county of Madison down the course of Otter Creek to its mouth at Kentucky River. About one mile below the mouth of Otter Creek Boone established his fort, and called it Boonesborough. The
Page 35 - over Some more very Bad mountains one that is caled Clinch mountain and we git this night to Danil Smiths on Clinch and there we staid till thursday morning on tuesday night and Wednesday morning it snowed Very hard and was very Coald and we hunted a good deal there while we staid in Rough mountains and
Page 35 - ist—This morning there is ice at our camp half inch thick we start early and travel this Day along a verey Bad hilley way cross one creek whear the horses almost got mired some fell in and all wet
Page 24 - Brother, we have given you a fine land, but I believe you will have much trouble in settling it.
Page 36 - down the valey and camp on indian Creek we had this creek to cross maney times and very bad banks Abrams saddel turned and the load all fell in we got out this Eavening and kill two Deer. thursd 6th—this morning is a hard frost and we wait at Camp for Col. henderson and company to come up they come up about 12 o'clock
Page 35 - amongst the Reast of the Horses Drakes mair run against a sapling and noct it down we cacht them all agin and went on and lodged at John Duncans.
Page 35 - deer and one turkey Eanock Abram and I got lost tuesday night and it a snowing and Should a lain in the mountains had not Ia had a pocket compas by which I got in a littel in the night and fired guns and they heard them and cairn in By the Repoart. thursd 3oth—We set out again and went down to Elk

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