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Wilderness Road

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• Daniel Boone
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Cumberland Gap
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Lancaster Turnpike
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Boston Post Road
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National Road

 

Definition: Road into the Kentucky and Ohio Valleys carved out by Daniel Boone and 30 other frontiersmen in 1775. One of the main areas of this road was the Cumberland Gap.

Related Resources:
The New Nation
Find out more about the period between the signing of the Constitution and the year 1800.

Exploration and Settlement of the United States
Maps and more!

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Wilderness Road
This great site has lots of details about the Road and its travelers.

More on the Wilderness Road
Discover more about this famous roadway West.

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