By Reuben Gold Thwaites
Nineteenth-century American trip literature offers interesting glimpses into the lives of normal humans and into the heritage of the nation's cost. Reuben Gold Thwaites's Afloat at the Ohio is a great instance of the style, wealthy in Ohio River personalities, legends, and heritage as obvious via Thwaites's eyes. His six-week trip through skiff coated 1000 miles from Redstone, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, the place the Ohio River meets the Mississippi. Thwaites's voyage echoes these taken by means of early explorers, pioneers, and settlers who spread out the West via river trip from the East.This version is a reprinting of the unique 1897 edition.
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The Cumberland and the TennesseeStately SolitudesOld Fort MassacDead Towns in EgyptThe Last CampCairo. Historical Outline of Ohio Valley Settlement. Selected List of Journals of Previous Travelers Down the Ohio. 320 Index 329 Page x Publisher's Note American nineteenth-century travel literature provides fascinating glimpses into the lives of ordinary people and into the history of the nation's settlement. Reuben Gold Thwaites's Afloat on the Ohio is a fine example of the genre, rich in Ohio River personalities, legends, and history as seen through Thwaites's eyes.
Women and boys and girls were stockingless and shoeless, and often dirty to a degree. But, when conversed with, we found them independent, respectful, and self-respecting folk. Occasionally I would, for the mere sake of meeting these workaday brothers of ours, with canteen slung on shoulder, climb the steep flight of stairs cut in the clay bank, and on reaching the terrace inquire for drinking water, talking familiarly with the folk who came to meet me at the well-curb. There are old-fashioned Dutch ovens in nearly every yard, a few chickens, and often a shed for the cow, that is off on her daily climb over the neighboring hills.
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Afloat on the Ohio: an historical pilgrimage of a thousand miles in a skiff, from Redstone to Cairo by Reuben Gold Thwaites