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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Travel Tuesday: Wilderness Road Completed

Kentucky Gazette, 29 October 1796, page 5. Kentucky Digital Library.

In 1796, the Kentucky Gazette published a notice that the Wilderness Road had been completed:

   THE WILDERNESS ROAD From the Cumberland Gap to the settlements in Kentucky, is now compleated. Waggons loaded with a ton weight, may pass with ease, with four good horses. –– Travellers will find no difficulty in procuring such necessaries as they may stand in need of on the road ; and the abundant crop now growing in Kentucky, will afford the emigrants a certainty of being supplied with every necessary of life on the most reasonable terms.
                                                                            Joseph Crockett, } Commissioners
                                                                            James Knox        }
   The Printers in the different States are requested to re-publish this notice.

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