New PDF release: A New History of Kentucky

By Lowell H. Harrison, James C. Klotter

ISBN-10: 081312008X

ISBN-13: 9780813120089

" the 1st complete background of the country because the book of Thomas D. Clark's landmark background of Kentucky over sixty years in the past. a brand new historical past of Kentucky brings the Commonwealth to lifestyles, from Pikeville to the acquisition, from Covington to Corbin, this account finds Kentucky's many faces and deep traditions. Lowell Harrison, professor emeritus of background at Western Kentucky collage, is the writer of many books, together with George Rogers Clark and the warfare within the West, The Civil conflict in Kentucky, Kentucky's highway to Statehood , Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.

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The Ohio Company perished in the 1790s, having accomplished little in the way of actual settlement. The Loyal Company, also based in Virginia and chartered in 1749, sought to participate in the bonanza the West was believed to offer. Speaker of the Virginia House John Robinson, Joshua Fry, Edmund Randolph, and Jack Lewis were among- the influential men who secured a grant of eight hundred thousand acres from the governor in what is now southwestern Virginia and southeastern Kentucky. To locate good sites for settlements and to promote land sales as quickly as possible, the companyemployed a thirty-fi-re-year-old physician, Dr.

Men labored to clear ground and plant crops, but at best it would be months before a harvest could be expected. Disappointed at /-----. { i TRAIL FROM SPRING ------- --------- ----------------- T ; TO INDIAN CAMP their first taste of Paradise, men left the settlement until no more than twenty remained. Eighty had been there after Henderson's party arrived. On June 13 Daniel Boone left, taking with him some young men, to get the salt that had been stored at Martin's Station. Boone was committed to living in Kentucky, and he returned to the settlements to bring his family and other recruits to Boonesborough.

In 1859 Kentucky and Tennessee made a last effort to resolve all their boundary questions. The easternmost marker was placed a short distance south of the point where the old Wilderness Road passed through Cumberland Gap. Perhaps tiredof the long controversy, both states accepted this version of the boundary, including the straying Walker survey. Kentucky thus lost considerable land that lay north of the 36"30' line. Controversy over the Ohio River boundary lasted even longer than the dispute about Kentucky's boundary with Tennessee.

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