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The Great Wagon Road : from Philadelphia to the South

Author: Parke Rouse
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1973.
Series: American trails series (McGraw-Hill Book Company)
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The Appalachian Warriors' Path (1607-1744) was used by the Iroquois of the north to head south for trade or make war in Virginia and the Carolinas. The English acquired the Warriors' Path through treaties. Known as the Philadelphia Wagon Road (1744-1774); also as the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, Great Road, etc., immigrants used this road to enter the back country and often branched off onto the Wilderness Road to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rouse, Parke, 1915-1997.
Great Wagon Road: from Philadelphia to the South.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1973]
(OCoLC)562068475
Online version:
Rouse, Parke, 1915-1997.
Great Wagon Road: from Philadelphia to the South.
New York, McGraw-Hill [1973]
(OCoLC)607800963
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Parke Rouse
ISBN: 0070541019 9780070541016
OCLC Number: 446080
Description: xii, 292 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Appalachian warriors' path. The search for Eldorado --
War among the Iroquois --
pt. 2. The Philadelphia wagon road. Germans in Pennsylvania --
Enter the Scotch-Irish --
A Moravian journey to Carolina --
Along the way South --
Presbyterians in a new land --
Mapping the great mountains --
Bethabara and New Salem --
The threat from the French --
Life in the Appalachians --
pt. 3. The wilderness trail. The wagon road turns West --
The saga of Castle's Woods --
Apostle of the frontier --
pt. 4. A frontier in danger. Andrew Jackson of the Waxhaws --
The exodus of the Quakers --
"The Old Wagoner" against the king --
Conestoga's gift --
Hospitality, North and South --
The spirit of Luther --
In the cabins along the road --
Tuckahoe versus Cohee --
pt. 5. Division and reunion. Stagecoaches and turnpikes --
Great days of the horse --
The Cherokees go West --
The day Doctor Junkin drove North --
Hot heads and cold bodies --
A road is reunited.
Series Title: American trails series (McGraw-Hill Book Company)
Responsibility: Parke Rouse, Jr.

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The Appalachian Warriors' Path (1607-1744) was used by the Iroquois of the north to head south for trade or make war in Virginia and the Carolinas. The English acquired the Warriors' Path through treaties. Known as the Philadelphia Wagon Road (1744-1774); also as the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, Great Road, etc., immigrants used this road to enter the back country and often branched off onto the Wilderness Road to move further west.

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