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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
Southern Illinois University Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-8093-2268-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8472-3
Library of Congress Classification F519.T54 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 917.70431

Nineteenth-century American 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. His six-week journey by skiff covered a thousand miles from Redstone, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi. Thwaites's voyage echoes those taken by early explorers, pioneers, and settlers who opened up the West through river travel from the East.

This edition is a reprinting of the original 1897 edition.


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