To: Verginius Rufus
I'll have to check it out,but if you care to give me a synopsis I wouldn't mind !!!
posted on 02/24/2007 4:39:02 PM PST
by Obie Wan
To: Obie Wan
The central theme is Washington's idea that the Potomac could become the pathway to the west through the Appalachian mountains. It includes a lot of topics including what the frontier was like at that time, dealings with the Indians and with squatters who had settled on land legally belonging to Washington in SW Pennsylvania, and the later fate of the Potomac route.
The idea was to build a canal for stretches that the river wasn't navigable...by 1802 it was possible to travel 200 miles above the falls of the Potomac, but the company which built the canals only paid a dividend one year.
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