Footprints of the Pioneers in the Ohio Valley


“The vast territory northwest of the Ohio River, now comprising five great States, was settled a hundred years ago within the limits of the present State of Ohio, which State, however, had no separate existence in 1788. … Pennsylvania, the Virginias, Kentucky, and Tennessee — all the States of the Ohio Valley — are united by ties commercial, social, and patriotic.” This history of the Ohio Valley examines its exploration and explorers, Daniel Boone, the Ohio Land Company of Virginia, early settlers, early government, the Buckeye State, methods of travel with its hardships and perils, the growth of settlements, a detailed description of life in primitive houses, and much more. Chapters include: France and England in the Western World; Massachusetts Colonizes the Ohio Country; The Queen City and the Buckeye State; Westward by Hoof, Wheel, and Keel; Rapid Settlement of the Central States; and, Log-Cabin Life in the Ohio Valley. A wealth of vintage illustrations and a full-name and place index enhance the text.

William Henry Venable

(1888, 1987), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 134 pp.

ISBN: 9781556130342