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Settling the western Virginia backcountry: part 1

As part of an effort to employ this blog, not only as a source of news about current events at Pricketts Fort, but also as a resource of information about the early history of the lower Monongahela valley, and of the Virginia frontier generally, I began last winter posting, in three parts, the third chapter from  Dr… 4,231 more words

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The Shawnee: their septs, their chiefs & their women

As part of an effort to employ this blog, not only a source of news about current events at Pricketts Fort, but also as a resource of information about the early history of the lower Monongahela valley, and of the Virginia frontier generally, I will be posting a series of excerpts from John M. 1,704 more words

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Comments about Charity Prickett and the nature of historical legends from John Boback

A comment from frontier historian John Boback, regarding a claim made in the story below, “Tales of the Early Pricketts” from the 1917 history, Marion County in the Making… 1,928 more words

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Boone's ginseng expedition -- further thoughts on how much he transported

(from historian John Boback):  The frontier ginseng trade has been a topic of personal interest for many years.  In regard to your recent blog post, I would like to “weigh in” on the question of tons versus tuns.  510 more words

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The final word on the Stephen Morgan story

(from John Boback):

This has so far been a great series of postings on the traditional accounts of Prickett’s Fort. It really helps to illuminate the dangers of relying on unverifiable historical documents and vague oral tradition. 213 more words

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And still more on the Stephen Morgan story . . .

(This is from historian John Boback): 

“You have discovered an interesting connection between the Morgan family and the Northwestern Journal.  Several researchers have gone to great lengths to locate a surviving copy of that article. 192 more words

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