Afloat on the Ohio: an historical pilgrimage of a thousand by Reuben Gold Thwaites

By Reuben Gold Thwaites

Nineteenth-century American trip literature offers interesting glimpses into the lives of normal humans and into the historical past of the nation's payment. Reuben Gold Thwaites's Afloat at the Ohio is an outstanding instance of the style, wealthy in Ohio River personalities, legends, and heritage as noticeable via Thwaites's eyes. His six-week trip by way of skiff coated one thousand miles from Redstone, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, the place the Ohio River meets the Mississippi. Thwaites's voyage echoes these taken by means of early explorers, pioneers, and settlers who unfolded the West via river shuttle from the East.This version is a reprinting of the unique 1897 edition. 

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To-day, the Homesteaders are enjoying their Sunday afternoon outing along the town shorenurses pushing baby carriages, self-absorbed lovers holding hands upon riverside benches, merry-makers rowing in skiffs or crossing the river in crowded ferries; the electric cars, following either side of the stream as far down as Pittsburg, crowded to suffocation with gayly-attired folk. They look little like rioters; yet it seems but the other day when Homestead men and women and children were hysterically reveling in atrocities akin to those of the Paris commune.

But it is Sunday, and the lock is closed. Above, a dozen down-going steamboats are moored to the shore, waiting for midnight and the resumption of business; while below, a similar line of ascending boats is awaiting the close of the day of rest. Pilgrim, however, cannot hang up at the levee with any comfort to her crew; it is necessary, with evening at hand, and a thunder-storm angrily rising over the Pittsburg hills, to get out of this grimy pool, flanked about with iron and coal yards, chimney stacks, and a forest of shipping, and to quickly seek the open country lower down on the Ohio.

Xi Chapter I. On the MonongahelaThe Over-Mountain PathRedstone Old FortThe YoughioghenyBraddock's Defeat. 1 Chapter II. First Day on the OhioAt Logstown. 22 Chapter III. Shingis Old TownThe DynamiterYellow Creek. 29 Chapter IV. An Industrial RegionSteubenvilleMingo ButtoinIn a Steel MillIndian Character. 39 Chapter V. House-Boat LifeDecadence of Steamboat TrafficWheeling, and Wheeling Creek. 50 Chapter VI. The Big GraveWashington and Round BottomA Lazy Man's ParadiseCaptina CreekGeorge Rogers Clark at Fish CreekSouthern Types.

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