Historic Adventures: Tales From American History (Classic Reprint)

Historic Adventures: Tales From American History (Classic Reprint)

by Rupert S. Holland
     
 

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The valleys of Pennsylvania were dotted with log cabins in the days of the French and Indian wars. Sometimes a number of the little houses stood close together for protection, but often they were built far apart Wherever the pioneer saw good farm land he settled. It was a new sensation for men to be

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Excerpt from Historic Adventures: Tales From American History

The valleys of Pennsylvania were dotted with log cabins in the days of the French and Indian wars. Sometimes a number of the little houses stood close together for protection, but often they were built far apart Wherever the pioneer saw good farm land he settled. It was a new sensation for men to be able to go into the country and take whatever land attracted them. Gentle rolling fields, with wide views of distant country through the notches of the hills, shining rivers, splendid uncut forests, and rich pasturage were to be found not far from the growing village of Philadelphia, and were free to any who wished to take them. Such a land would have been a paradise, but for one shadow that hung over it. In the background always lurked the Indians, who might at any time, without rhyme or reason, steal down upon the lonely hamlet or cabin, and lay it waste. The pioneer looked across the broad acres of central Pennsylvania and found them beautiful. Only when he had built his home and planted his fields did he fully realize the constant peril that lurked in the wooded mountains.

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ISBN-13:
9781331214496
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/12/2015
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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