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This book, written in 1838, contains the true life stories of four of the greatest pioneers and frontiersmen who ever lived and participated in the early settlement of the territory northwest of the Ohio River which was opened for settlement by the Ordinance of 1787. In those days the old growth forest spread her canopy over the land and in her shadows lurked dangers of every kind. Many unwary pioneers and settlers lost their lives in wresting this land from the Indians who ...
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Overview

This book, written in 1838, contains the true life stories of four of the greatest pioneers and frontiersmen who ever lived and participated in the early settlement of the territory northwest of the Ohio River which was opened for settlement by the Ordinance of 1787. In those days the old growth forest spread her canopy over the land and in her shadows lurked dangers of every kind. Many unwary pioneers and settlers lost their lives in wresting this land from the Indians who claimed it for their own and were willing to fight and die to keep it.
The author, John McDonald not only knew these men personally, he also shared in many of the same adventures right along with them. His first hand knowledge and experience of the events shows itself in his writing. For every lover of history, this book is a treasure.

This book is part of the Historical Collection of Badgley Publishing Company and has been transcribed from the original. The original contents have been edited and corrections have been made to original printing, spelling and grammatical errors when not in conflict with the author’s intent to portray a particular event or interaction. Annotations have been made and additional contents have been added by Badgley Publishing Company in order to clarify certain historical events or interactions and to enhance the author’s content. Fonts have been changed from the original printing to make the book easier to read. Photos and illustrations from the original have been cleaned up, enhanced and enlarged for better viewing. Additional illustrations and photos have been added by Badgley Publishing Company.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012841629
  • Publisher: Badgley Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

This Pioneer author from the Scioto Valley, Col. John McDonald, was of Scotch (Highland) stock; he was born in Northumberland County, Pa., January 28, 1775. In the spring of 1792 he joined Gen. Massie's settlement at Manchester. He was a boatman, hunter, surveyor, Indian fighter, and under Massie, took a prominent part in all the expeditions leading to the settlement of the Scioto Valley. He was a Colonel in the War of 1812, and held various civil offices. He died on his farm at Poplar Ridge, Ross County, on September 11, 1853. He was a modest, valuable man.
From the "Historical Collections of Ohio, Vol. 2" by Henry Howe, 1908
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Badgley Publishing did a remarkable job in recreating this book and making it available. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the early frontier days. The author's biography of Simon Kenton is the best I have ever read, probably because he got Kenton's life story from Simon Kenton in person.

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