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Biographical Sketches - Of General Nathaniel Massie, General Duncan McArthur, Captain William Wells and General Simon Kenton By C. Stephen Badgley & Colonel John McDonald
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This book which was originally written in 1838, contains the true life stories of four of the greatest pioneers and frontiersmen who ever lived and participated in the early settlement of the... More > territory northwest of the Ohio River which was opened for settlement by the Ordinance of 1787. In those days the old growth forest spread her canopy over the land and in her shadows lurked dangers of every kind. Many unwary pioneers and settlers lost their lives in wresting this land from the Indians who claimed it for their own and were willing to fight and die to keep it. The author, John McDonald not only knew these men personally, he also shared in many of the same adventures right along with them. His first hand knowledge and experience of the events shows itself in his writing.< Less
Constitution of The State of Arkansas of 1874 By State of Arkansas
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We do declare and establish, ratify and confirm, the following as the permanent boundaries of the State of Arkansas, that is to say: Beginning at the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi... More > River, on the parallel of thirty-six degrees of north latitude, running thence west with said parallel of latitude to the middle of the main channel of the St. Francis River; thence up the main channel of said last-named river to the parallel of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes of north latitude; thence west with the southern boundary line of the State of Missouri to the southwest corner of said last-named state; thence to be bounded on the west to the north bank of Red River, as by act of Congress and treaties existing January 1, 1837, defining the western limits of the Territory of Arkansas, and to be bounded across and south of Red River by the boundary line of the State of Texas as far as to the northwest corner of the State of Louisiana;< Less
The Pioneer History of Meigs County By Stillman Carter Larkin
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Meigs County, Ohio was created in 1819 and named for Return Jonathan Meigs Jr. one of the early pioneers who surveyed and settled the Northwest Territory. He later became the 4th Governor of the... More > State of Ohio. Before Meigs County was formed, the southern half was part of Gallia County and the northern half was part of Washington County, then Athens County. Not long after the founding of Marietta in 1787 pioneers began settling in what is now Meigs County, Ohio. In 1876, Stillman C. Larkin and others formed the Meigs County Pioneer Society to collect and preserve the history of the early settlers of Meigs County and such other matters of interest as may be declared by the Society to be worthy of recognition and preservation. This book, originally published in 1908, is a result of their efforts and gives us a wonderful look into the past. In this work you will find biographies, names and some very fascinating stories of these early settlers and their descendents.< Less
Johnny Appleseed: The Romance of the Soweror By Eleanor Atkinson
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APPLE-BLOSSOMS that gladdened the hearts, and fruits that brought comfort and pleasure to the rude firesides of the earliest settlers in the Middle West, were the living memorials of an apostle of... More > beauty, peace and social service who is now almost forgotten. Explorer, missionary, fur-trader and conqueror preceded Jonathan Chapman, the nurseryman of Puritan breed, whose identity was lost in the devoted il Johnny Appleseed." His day was that of the pioneers who crossed the Alleghany Mountains; of the river boatmen who navigated the uncharted waterways of the old Northwest Territory, and of the Indian-fighters of the last border wars. All of these played their honorable parts in the winning of an empire of forest and prairie. But no one of them labored with greater courage, over such a large region of country, or toiled with the unselfishness and untiring zeal of this heroic orchardist.< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush By Chris Goode
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The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less
South America By W. H. (William Henry) Koebel
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South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also considered a subcontinent of... More > the Americas, which is the term used in Spanish-speaking nations and most of South America.It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. It includes twelve sovereign states – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela – and two non-sovereign areas – French Guiana, an overseas department of France, and the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory (though disputed by Argentina). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_America Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
From Africa to Illinois, The Search for Freedom and a Place to Call Home By Raleigh L. Sutton
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Most of the material you will hear at this time is not and was not taught in school. Only in the last twenty years has much of this information has come to light by hard working researchers who, like... More > myself, have spent thousands of hours digging out the facts from diverse sources. The usual class room teachings acknowledge slavery only in a general way moving on to the Civil War, dwelling only a moment on the Reconstruction’s initial success and then its failure. We then skip to World War Two forgetting eighty years worth of struggle during the great migrations north for work and finding more disappointment trying to improve their lives. The story of Elgin’s African American Community begins in West Africa, then to the New World in the seventeenth century, then to the fledgling United States of 1700’s, to the Northwest Territory of 1793, to Illinois, to Kane County, and at last to Elgin.< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush By Chris Goode
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The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less
Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio By C. Stephen Badgley & S. P. Hildreth
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Under the leadership of Rufus Putnam, 48 men, departed New England during the severe winter of 1787/88 and made their way west through the mountains to Sumrill’s Ferry on the Youghiogheny... More > River. There they spent the winter building two huge flatboats and three canoes to take them down the Youghiogheny to the Monongahela River and then down the Ohio River to their destination, a point of land at the mouth of the Muskingum River. Here, these pioneers would establish the first settlement in the territory northwest of the Ohio River and name it Marietta. Among these early pioneers, who opened the door to western settlement of the United States, were many heroic men and officers of the American Revolution.This book contains the true stories of these great men and other pioneers who withstood Indian Warfare, starvation, sickness, death and deprivation to establish themselves in the wilderness of the early American frontier and begin the westward expansion of the greatest nation on earth.< Less
The Life and Ministry of George Washington Mefford: A Pioneer Preacher In The Christian Church By Stanley A. Mefford
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George Washington Mefford (1818-1898) was a circuit-riding pioneer preacher for what was known as “The Christian Church”, affiliated with the Christian Connection/Connexion movement,... More > during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. George Washington Mefford was based near Levanna, Brown County, Ohio, just steps from the Ohio River. His ministry consisted of preaching in small churches, in small towns, up and down the banks of the Ohio River valley. This book offers information about The Christian Connection/Connexion movement, The Stone-Campbell movement, The Christian Church, and The Disciples of Christ. This book contains George Washington Mefford's writings from his personal journals, pictures, letters, and other documents that verify who he was and his connection to the early pioneer Christian Church as families migrated west across the United States into what was once known as the Northwest Territory.< Less

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