By Lowell H. Harrison, James C. Klotter
" the 1st finished heritage of the kingdom because the e-book of Thomas D. Clark's landmark background of Kentucky over sixty years in the past. a brand new background of Kentucky brings the Commonwealth to lifestyles, from Pikeville to the acquisition, from Covington to Corbin, this account finds Kentucky's many faces and deep traditions. Lowell Harrison, professor emeritus of heritage at Western Kentucky college, is the writer of many books, together with George Rogers Clark and the struggle within the West, The Civil warfare in Kentucky, Kentucky's highway to Statehood , Lincoln of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors.
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And despite its disadvantages, life in the crowded forts did offer the companionship that was so often missed on individual homesteads, where loneliness was a common complaint, especially among the women, who were tied to the home more closely than the men. In 1779, when George Rogers Clark returned to the Falls of the Ohio from the Illinois country, he brought a good supply of rum and sugar from the French towns. The christening of a new fort on the south bank of the Ohio River afforded an excuse for a party, and invitations were carried to the interior forts.
Harrodsburg is credited with being Kentucky's first permanent settlement, although scattered cabins and half-camps had been built in eastern and central Kentucky well before 1775. James Harrod (ca. 1746-92) was a Pennsylvanian who saw much Indian warfare during his childhood and early youth. He matured into a slender man, an inch over six feet tall, with black hair and a black beard. He became an excellent woodsman and a crack shot. After participating in the late stages of the French and Indian War, Harrod became interested in the Illinois country.
At that point they had to admit that construction of even a rough road was beyond their resources. Through the Gap and farther west, they strove to clear a trail that packhorses could use. They sometimes followed buffalo trails as Boone sought the easiest route through difficult terrain. The men hacked their way through dead brush and heavy stands of cane, and at last on March 22 they could see the rolling land that was their goal. Their spirits soared. The end was in sight. On April 1 Boone wrote Henderson a letter and sent it by a special messenger.
A New History of Kentucky by Lowell H. Harrison, James C. Klotter