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When Courage Was Common By Danny Dixon
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When Courage Was Common focuses on the courage displayed by our ancestors as they over came the challenges of immigrating to America, living on the Appalachian Frontier - in all its extremes, and in... More > courageously responding when their country called them to defend the frontier region from the French, Shawnee, British, and Cherokee.< Less
When Courage Was Common By Danny Dixon
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When Courage Was Common focuses on the courage displayed by our ancestors as they over came the challenges of immigrating to America, living on the Appalachian Frontier - in all its extremes, and in... More > courageously responding when their country called them to defend the frontier region from the French, Shawnee, British, and Cherokee.< Less
"Pathfinders, Pioneers, & Patriots" By Danny Dixon
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The story of many of the people that history has largely forgotten; who lived and died on America’s First Frontier during the most precarious time in our nation’s history.
"Pathfinders, Pioneers, & Patriots" By Danny Dixon
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The story of many of the people that history has largely forgotten; who lived and died on America’s First Frontier during the most precarious time in our nation’s history.
Pioneer History - An Account of the First Examinations of the Ohio Valley and the Earliest Settlement of the Northwest Territory By C. Stephen Badgley, S. P. Hildreth
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In the year 1787, George Washington was President of the newly formed Government of the United States of America. The vast area west of the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River was... More > acquired from Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The British had forbidden white settlement there to appease the Indians. At the end of the American Revolution, the United States now claimed this territory by “Right of Conquest” over Great Britain and with the creation of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 opened it up for white settlement against the protests of the Indians who still considered it their land. The first permanent American settlement northwest of the Ohio River was Marietta in the year 1788. It was not an easy life for these early pioneers. This book chronicles the events from the earliest explorations of the territory, the purchase of lands by The Ohio Company, the early settlements and the trying times of the early pioneers who settled and tamed this original Northwest Territory.< Less
Travels in America Performed in 1806 - Illustrated By C. Stephen Badgley, Thomas Ashe
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In 1806, Thomas Ashe, a British author came to America to see and explore the western frontier. Using the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as his main route, he travelled through the country keeping... More > records of his thoughts and observations in a series of letters…to himself. Upon his return to England, he published these letters in three different volumes and they were made available for sale in 1808. These three volumes have been consolidated into this book. The work of Mr. Ashe gives the reader a fascinating picture of early America as seen through the eyes of this obviously loyal Briton. In these letters he depicts the way things were and how life was lived west of the Appalachian Mountains, down the Ohio, the Mississippi and all the way to New Orleans. Transcribed from the original with photos & illustrations added by Badgley Publishing Company.< Less
Driven, A Brief History of Driving the Savages Out By Brent White
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When my great grandfather moved into the Kansas Territory, he went where wise men dared not tread –Comanche Territory. What the Comanche did not know was that at the vanguard of white men... More > moving across the United States came a breed of man just as tough, and dangerous, and savage as the Comanche: the Scots-Irish. When they came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s, Benjamin Franklin commented that they were the last savages in Europe. They moved along the Wilderness Road of Appalachia, settling in the backcountry, because several colonies offered them religious freedom if they would form a buffer between the savage aborigines and the colonies North America. In the first 100 years of American settlement, civilization advanced only 50 miles from the coast, and it was believed that whites would never settle west of the Appalachians. Then came the Scots- Irish, and within another 100 years, white settlement reached the Pacific Ocean.< Less
The Forgotten History of North Georgia By Richard Thornton
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There is very little said about Native Americans in the state historic markers of North Georgia that is accurate. During the mid-20th century state employees and amateur historians created an... More > inaccurate understanding of this beautiful region's past, based on frontier folklore and poorly researched speculations. This concise, but heavily illustrated book, takes the reader on a journey through time from 1200 BC to 1972 AD, so you will learn what is known about the region's past. You will be amazed. However, North Georgia still has many secrets to reveal.< Less
Arcadia By C. Stephen Badgley
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Arcadia is a story of undying love set during the tumultuous years of the American Civil War. Two children, Gabriel and Lorena found a very special, mystical place near their homes in the Appalachian... More > hills of southern Ohio and claimed it as their own. They named it Arcadia and at this place, they grew up, fell in love and promised each other that they would be together for eternity. The Civil War separated the two for a while, a long while, but Lorena knew in her heart that someday Gabriel would return and they would once again be as happy as the first day they laid eyes on Arcadia. Some say that Arcadia was a special place that God created and preserved for these two individuals. Some say it is a fluke of nature. The story of Gabriel, Lorena and Arcadia became a family story that was passed down generation to generation along with a warning not to interfere with the happenings there. An old man, a descendant who experienced some of these strange happenings, decides to pass the story on to his family.< Less
The Adventures of Daniel Boone By Uncle Philip
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If you're a Baby Boomer you might remember the the Daniel Boone television series, which aired from 1964 to 1970. In the show Daniel Boone was a "big man" in a "coonskin cap", and... More > the "rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew!" This was not the real Daniel Boone, who was neither big nor did not wear a coonskin cap. The real Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820) was an American explorer and pioneer whose life made him a man of legend in the early United States. Boone is most well know for his original exploration of what is now Kentucky, which lay outside of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from the native Americans, Boone forged the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains. He founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first settlements west of the Appalachians to speak English. By the end of the 1700s, over 200,000 white folk migrated to the Kentucky using the route blazed by Daniel Boone.< Less