Boonesborough: Its Founding, Pioneer Struggles, Indian Experiences, Transylvania Days, and Revolutionary Annals (Classic Reprint)

Boonesborough: Its Founding, Pioneer Struggles, Indian Experiences, Transylvania Days, and Revolutionary Annals (Classic Reprint)

by George W. Ranck
     
 

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Boonesborough, like a mist of the morning, has vanished, and the place which knew it once will known it no more forever. Not a cabin of the thirty that formed the parallelogram of the fort; not a picket of the bullet-battered lines that

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Excerpt from Boonesborough: Its Founding, Pioneer Struggles, Indian Experiences, Transylvania Days, and Revolutionary Annals

Boonesborough, like a mist of the morning, has vanished, and the place which knew it once will known it no more forever. Not a cabin of the thirty that formed the parallelogram of the fort; not a picket of the bullet-battered lines that encompassed the station, and not a pale of the stockades between the cabins is left. Not even a chimney, the last of a human habitation to perish, is left standing or shows the little mound of debris at its base as survivor of its fall. Its former site is an unromantic cornfield, where is seen the cultivated soil and the gathered crop, instead of preparations for aggressive war or stolid defense. So thoroughly has the station disappeared that it affords no perch for the owl and no hiding-place for the fox. Neither fire nor flood, nor earth quake nor ruthless time has ever more completely swept a town from the face of the earth. Other towns in# Kentucky, like Lystra and Franklinville and Ohiopiomingo, have vanished, but they never had any except a paper existence, while Boonesborough was a reality.

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ISBN-13:
9781332003617
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/27/2015
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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