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Afloat on the Ohio

Afloat on the Ohio by Reuben Gold Thwaites
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Afloat on the Ohio, An Historical Pilgrimage, of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, From Redstone to Cairo.

There were four of us pilgrims—my Wife, our Boy of ten and a half years, the Doctor, and I. My object in going—the others went for the outing—was to gather "local color" for work in Western history. The Ohio River was an important factor in the development of the West. I wished to know the great waterway intimately in its various phases,—to see with my own eyes what the borderers saw; in imagination, to redress the pioneer stage, and repeople it. ( From the Preface )

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Transcriber's note:

Spellings and hyphenations are as in the original document. Hyphenation was inconsistent, with the following words appearing both with and without hyphens: saw mill, tread mill, drift wood, back set, cotton wood, farm house, semi circular, search light, fire brick, out door, ship yard(s), and house boat(s). The name "Céleron" is used interchangebly with "Céloron".


An Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo



Secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Editor of "The Jesuit Relations," Author of "The Colonies, 1492 1750," "Historic Waterways," "The Story of Wisconsin," "Our Cycling Tour in England," etc., etc.

Chicago Way & Williams 1897

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