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FOTW Flags Of The World website at
  • United States Independence Day is July 4, 1776 see the timeline
  • The Revolutionary War ended with the aid of our French allies warships which forced the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown October 19, 1781
  • March 1781 the Articles of Confederations were adopted
  • We were first recognized as a country with the Treaty of Paris signed September 3, 1783
  • George WASHINGTON was elected the first president in 1789
  • A 1790 map of United States colony land claims
  • Nice You Tube video of what happens when well intentioned people adopt a wild animal and "human imprint" them so they cannot be released back into the wild. In this case our national symbol the Bald Eagle named Challenger.
United States Territorial Acquisitions

The American Chestnut tree was the dominant tree of the eastern forest, 1 of every 4 trees was a chestnut until blight struck in the early 1900's. Many animals depended on the chestnuts for food. Susan Freinkel wrote a book in 2007 American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree. New Hope for the American Chestnut. Since the 1980's science has been attempting to restore the trees as discussed October 20, 2009 in USA Today. discusses its comeback. Wikipedia mentions isolated populations. I saw a few in Wisconsin in 1994. American Chestnut Foundation.

The American Elm tree is another causality of disease - Dutch Elm Disease.

Migration Routes

1751 Jefferson Fry map of Maryland and Virginia routes

The Warrior's Path: Reflections Along An Ancient Route by Casey Clabough route through Maryland, Virginia to Tennessee 2007

First Steps Colonial Routes to Kentucky and Tennessee by Johni Cerny, B.S., F.U.G.A.

A political and constitutional study of the Cumberland road by Jeremiah Simeon Young 1902

Maidstone-on-the-Potomac is a c.1741 historic house and farm near Falling Waters, West Virginia. Located on the Potomac River immediately opposite Williamsport, Maryland, built by Evan Watkins, who operated Watkins Ferry on the Potomac, which was used by George Washington and General Edward Braddock.

The Old National Road by Archer Butler Hulbert

Boone's Wilderness Road by Archer Butler Hulbert 1903

Map of the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road

Migrations to the West discussion on Brethren Message Board

Mapping the Great Wagon Road by David Walbert on Learn NC



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Adams County Allen County Boone County Cass County Carroll County
Clinton County DeKalb County Delaware County Elkhart County Fayette County
Fulton County Grant County Hamilton County Hancock County Henry County
Howard County Huntington County Kosciusko County LaGrange County LaPorte County
Madison County Marshall County Miami County Noble County Porter County
Pulaski County Putnam County Randolph County St. Joseph County Steuben County
Switzerland County Union County Wabash County Warren County Wells County
Whitley County Indiana Township Maps Indiana PLSS Digital Data Sets Rectangular Survey System in Indiana - IN Genealogist


Clark County GenWeb Henry County GenWeb Jefferson County GenWeb Mason County GenWeb
Mercer County GenWeb Winchester County Seat info


Carroll County Frederick County


Norfolk County


Charlevoix County


New Jersey

Burlington County Hunterdon County Monmouth County

New York

Oyster Bay Nassau County Long Island


Allen County Clark County Clinton County Darke County Fairfield County
Franklin County Greene County Miami County Montgomery County Paulding County
Pickaway County Preble County Ross County Stark County Van Wert County
Warren County


Adams County Berks County Cumberland County Philadelphia Pittsburgh York County


Frederick County Page County Shenandoah County Stafford County

West Virginia

West Virginia GenWeb Berkeley County Berkeley County GenWeb
Hampshire County Hampshire County Cemeteries Hampshire County GenWeb

1816 was known as the "year without a summer" or "1800 and froze to death" due to the eruption of the volcano Mount Tambora on then Dutch East Indies now the Indonesian Island Sumbawa.

Migration Roads
Early American Roads and Trails Scots-Irish from Ulster and the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road Great Wagon Road - Wikipedia
1751 Jefferson Fry Great Wagon Road map Mapping the Great Wagon Road - details on 1751 map Backcountry Notes - The Great Wagon Road
The Wilderness Road Controversy History of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Historic Roads - Dedicated to the Identification, Preservation, and Management of Historic Roads

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