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Wilderness Road

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The principal route for westward migration in the United States from c. 1790 to 1840. Blazed largely by Daniel Boone in 1775, it stretched from Virginia and across the Appalachian Mountains to the Cumberland Gap and the Ohio River.

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Examples

  • Even Ruth must acknowledge that a night's ride over the Wilderness Road was the work of a man -- the work of a strong, brave man.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

  • The furniture, it seemed, had come from his own house in what was called the Wilderness Road, not far from the river banks, over the site of which limited trains now rolled on their way eastward toward the northernmost of the city's bridges.

    The Inside of the Cup — Complete

  • In 1775, Daniel Boone and his crew of rugged ax-swingers are storming through Kentucky, blazing the Wilderness Road.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Boone led about thirty axmen through the wilderness to clear a path, which eventually became a route to the new frontier and was called the Wilderness Road.

    History of American Women

  • I'm narrowing Boone's version of 100% fictional events to four nights on the Wilderness Road in 1775.

    mini regional U.S. history lesson ... go!

  • The Wilderness Road was pretty much America's first major ground transit project, intended to open up the freshly acquired "Kentucke" territory to settlers and -- almost more importantly -- to salt boilers.

    mini regional U.S. history lesson ... go!

  • Plot things accomplished: Got to get really, really gross with Daniel Boone on the Wilderness Road.

    Cherie Priest » Blog Archive » September 6, 2007

  • I've been a-travellin 'a long, long time on the Wilderness Road.

    On the Wilderness Trail

  • And they built up a nation on the Wilderness Road.

    On the Wilderness Trail

  • The most dreaded of these were known to be within the new state's border along the line of the Wilderness Road, although the law had not been able to lay its hand upon them.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

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