The Great Wagon Road: From Philadelphia to the South

The Great Wagon Road: From Philadelphia to the South

The Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to the South was first publishedd by McGraw Hill as part of its "Great American Trails" series, edited by A. B. Gutherie, Jr. It was instantly recognized for its insight into the birth of the American South from the early 1700's until the Civil War. Historian Carl Bridenbaugh wrote that "In the last sixteen years of the colonial era, southbound traffic along the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road was numbered in tens of thousands; it was the most heavily travelled road in all America..." and Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson marked its route on their map of Virginia in 1754 as "the great Wagon Road from the Yadkin River through Virginia to Philadelphia distant 435 miles." Over the years the Road led countless Scotch-Irish, Germanic, and English settlers southward from Philadelphia to settle the Appalachian uplands from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Over the Road went the progenitors of John Sevier of Tennessee, John Caldwell Calhoun of South Carolina, Sam Houston of Texas, Cyrus McCormick of Virginia, and other Americans. Countless cities and towns from Philadelphia to Augusta, Georgia, owe their beginning to early camp sites along the Road that grew into tavern locations, then into county seats, and then into centers of agriculture and industry. Today s...

  • Brand: Brand: Dietz Pr
  • ASIN: 087517065X

West Along the Wagon Road, 1852 (American Sisters)

West Along the Wagon Road, 1852 (American Sisters)

The debut of a historical fiction series about the relationship between eleven-year-old "Duck" Scott and her five sisters chronicles their hazardous journeys by wagon train across a young America in search of a place to settle.

  • Brand: Brand: Aladdin
  • ASIN: 0671015516

This Road We Traveled

This Road We Traveled

Drama, Adventure, and Family Struggles Abound as Three Generations Head West on the Oregon TrailWhen Tabitha Brown's son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son's concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon to join the party. Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. But family ties are stronger than fear.The trials they face along the way will severely test Tabitha's faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family's survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn't know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life--and the greater part she had to play in history.With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled will inspire the pioneer in all of us.

  • Brand: Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
  • ASIN: 0800722337

The Humboldt Wagon Road (Images of America)

The Humboldt Wagon Road (Images of America)

This book offers readers an opportunity to ride the historic Humboldt Wagon Road from Chico to Susanville through images that have been collected since the 1860s. Many never-before-published photographs and oral histories tell a story of people who established what has been called this “small corner of the West.” In the 1850s, John Bidwell, a California pioneer, agriculturist, businessman, and politician, envisioned a freight and passenger route that would connect San Francisco, the Sacramento River, and his newly established community of Chico. He wanted it to cross the mountains to the gold and silver mines in Idaho and Nevada. Bidwell financed, constructed, and opened the road for horses, wagons, stagecoaches, and eventually trucks and automobiles. From the Civil War era until the present, the road has carried everything from lumber to tourists.

  • ASIN: 0738576433

Three Roads to Chihuahua: The Great Wagon Roads That Opened the Southwest, 1823-1883

Three Roads to Chihuahua: The Great Wagon Roads That Opened the Southwest, 1823-1883

Follows the life of the woman who married Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas and later governor of that state, and discusses how she influenced the course of Texas politics and history.

  • Brand: Brand: Eakin Pr
  • ASIN: 0890156409

Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Gold and Guns: The 1874 Yellowstone Wagon Road and Prospecting Expedition and the Battle of Lodge Grass Creek

Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Gold and Guns: The 1874 Yellowstone Wagon Road and Prospecting Expedition and the Battle of Lodge Grass Creek

This is the story of 150 of the most adventurous scouts, gold prospectors, gunslingers, buffalo hunters, and Civil War veterans of both sides―they may have been the deadliest collection of shooters to ever hit the trail. This is the most detailed work ever produced on the obscure legend of the 1874 Yellowstone Wagon Road Prospecting Expedition in the Montana Territory―the product of multi-year research across the country, and visits to the three battlefields and expedition route of over 500 miles―an event that impacted the Little Bighorn in 1876. Numerous legends of the West rode on the expedition, later playing roles in the Great Sioux War of 1876. Their adversaries now were the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne―some of the greatest light cavalry to ever gallop over the North American continent. And watching their every move were Sitting Bull, Gall, Hump, Crazy Horse, and a renegade chief named Inkpaduta, ready to strike.

  • Brand: French L MacLean
  • ASIN: 0764351516

Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865: The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon

Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865: The Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon

Sarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty-four who in May 1865--barely a month after the end of the Civil War--mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers. They traveled by wagon train over the Great Plains toward the Rocky Mountains, with no certain idea of where they would settle themselves but a strong desire to leave war-torn Missouri behind and start a new life.Days on the Road is the story of this remarkable journey and of the young woman who made it. Written on the trail and originally published in 1902, it is a tribute to all of the emigrants who made their way west and the tale of a truly extraordinary woman.

  • Brand: Brand: TwoDot
  • ASIN: 0762725818

Wagon Roads West: A Study of Federal Road Surveys and Construction in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1846-1869 (Native American Autobiography Series)

Wagon Roads West: A Study of Federal Road Surveys and Construction in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1846-1869 (Native American Autobiography Series)

Book by Jackson, W. Turrentine

  • Brand: Brand: University of Nebraska Press
  • ASIN: 0803244053

The arduous road: Salt Lake to Los Angeles, the most difficult wagon road in American history

The arduous road: Salt Lake to Los Angeles, the most difficult wagon road in American history

  • ASIN: 0970952503

Trails South: The Wagon-Road Economy in the Dodge City-Panhandle Region

Trails South: The Wagon-Road Economy in the Dodge City-Panhandle Region

A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. xv, 312 pp. Illus. with b/w 23 photos and drawings, and 3 maps. Inscribed by the author.

  • Brand: Brand: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
  • ASIN: 080611987X
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