Friday, November 7, 2008

American Migration Trails

I really enjoyed Cyndi Howells' presentation about "Plotting, Scheming and Mapping Online" at the Wholly Genes Conference. She had several links to web sites that I had not seen previously, so I'm investigating them one at a time.

One of the most intriguing sites is Beverly Whitaker's "Early American Roads and Trails" web page at .

Beverly has a brief summary of each trail on this page, but there is a link to a two-page summary of each trail in PDF format by following her links. The roads and trails covered include:

* Boston Post Road
* Braddock's Road
* California Trail
* Fall Line Road
* Federal Road
* Great Wagon Road
* King's Highway
* Mohawk Trail
* Mormon Trail
* National Road
* Natchez Trace
* Oregon Trail
* Pennsylvania Road
* Santa Fe Trail
* Trail of Tears
* Upper Road
* Wilderness Road
* Zane's Trace
* Chicago and State Roads

Each road and trail discussed has a map and the two-page fact sheet describes the route in more detail and the history of the route.

What a wonderful informative web site!

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