The Project Gutenberg eBook, Afloat on the Ohio, by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Title: Afloat on the Ohio
An Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo
Author: Reuben Gold Thwaites
Release Date: July 4, 2009 [eBook #29306]
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AFLOAT ON THE OHIO
Afloat on the Ohio
AN HISTORICAL PILGRIMAGE,
OF A THOUSAND MILES IN A
SKIFF, FROM REDSTONE TO
REUBEN GOLD THWAITES
Secretary of the State Historical Society of
Wisconsin, Editor of "The Jesuit Relations,"
Author of "The Colonies,
1492-1750," "Historic Waterways,"
"The Story of Wisconsin,"
Tour in England,"
WAY & WILLIAMS
BY REUBEN GOLD THWAITES
FREDERICK JACKSON TURNER, Ph. D.,
Professor of American History in the University of
Wisconsin, who loves his native West
and with rare insight and gift of phrase
interprets her story,
this Log of the "Pilgrim" is cordially inscribed.
On the Monongahela—The over-mountain path—Redstone Old Fort—The Youghiogheny—Braddock's defeat. 1
First day on the Ohio—At Logstown. 22
Shingis Old Town—The dynamiter—Yellow Creek. 29
An industrial region—Steubenville—Mingo Bottom—In a steel mill—Indian character. 39
House-boat life—Decadence of steamboat traffic—Wheeling, and Wheeling Creek. 50
The Big Grave—Washington and Round Bottom—A lazy man's paradise—Captina Creek—George Rogers Clark at Fish Creek—Southern types. 64
In Dixie—Oil and natural gas, at Witten's Bottom—The Long Reach—Photographing crackers—Visitors in camp. 77
Life ashore and afloat—Marietta, "the Plymouth Rock of the West"—The Little Kanawha—The story of Blennerhassett's Island. 87
Poor whites—First library in the West—An hour at Hockingport—A hermit fisher. 99
Cliff-dwellers, on Long Bottom—Pomeroy Bend—Letart's Island, and Rapids—Game, in the early day—Rainy weather—In a "cracker" home. 109
Battle of Point Pleasant—The story of Gallipolis—Rosebud—Huntington—The genesis of a houseboater. 125
In a fog—The Big Sandy—Rainy weather—Operatic gypsies—An ancient tavern. 139