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Christopher Gist : colonial frontiersman, explorer, and Indian agent

Author: Kenneth P Bailey
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1750 and 1751 Christopher Gist, an agent of the Ohio Company of Virginia, explored the greater portion of the region now included within the boundaries of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, along with portions of western Maryland and southwestern Pennsylvania. These explorations were the earliest made so far west for the sole object of examining the country, and the first of which a regular journal was kept. It  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bailey, Kenneth P., 1912-
Christopher Gist.
Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1976
(OCoLC)643705162
Named Person: Christopher Gist; Christopher Gist; Christopher Gist
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Bailey
ISBN: 0208015647 9780208015648
OCLC Number: 1733479
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Kenneth P. Bailey.

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In 1750 and 1751 Christopher Gist, an agent of the Ohio Company of Virginia, explored the greater portion of the region now included within the boundaries of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, along with portions of western Maryland and southwestern Pennsylvania. These explorations were the earliest made so far west for the sole object of examining the country, and the first of which a regular journal was kept. It was on these two journeys that he made his greatest contribution to history.

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