Afloat on the Ohio An Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo
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Afloat on the Ohio An Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo

By Reuben Gold Thwaites
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  • AFLOAT ON THE OHIO
  • Afloat on the Ohio
    • AN HISTORICAL PILGRIMAGE,
    • OF A THOUSAND MILES IN A
    • SKIFF, FROM REDSTONE TO
    • CAIRO
    • BY
    • REUBEN GOLD THWAITES
    • CONTENTS.
    • PREFACE.
    • AFLOAT ON THE OHIO
    • CHAPTER I.
      • On the Monongahela—The over-mountain path—Redstone Old Fort—The Youghiogheny—Braddock's defeat.
    • On the Monongahela—The over-mountain path—Redstone Old Fort—The Youghiogheny—Braddock's defeat.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • First day on the Ohio—At Logstown.
    • First day on the Ohio—At Logstown.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • Shingis Old Town—The dynamiter—Yellow Creek.
    • Shingis Old Town—The dynamiter—Yellow Creek.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • An industrial region—Steubenville—Mingo Bottom—In a steel mill—Indian character.
    • An industrial region—Steubenville—Mingo Bottom—In a steel mill—Indian character.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • Houseboat life—Decadence of steamboat traffic—Wheeling, and Wheeling Creek.
    • Houseboat life—Decadence of steamboat traffic—Wheeling, and Wheeling Creek.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • The Big Grave—Washington, and Round Bottom—A lazy man's Paradise—Captina Creek—George Rogers Clark at Fish Creek—Southern types.
    • The Big Grave—Washington, and Round Bottom—A lazy man's Paradise—Captina Creek—George Rogers Clark at Fish Creek—Southern types.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • In Dixie—Oil and natural gas, at Witten's Bottom—The Long Reach—Photographing crackers—Visitors in camp.
    • In Dixie—Oil and natural gas, at Witten's Bottom—The Long Reach—Photographing crackers—Visitors in camp.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • Life ashore and afloat—Marietta, "the Plymouth Rock of the West"—The Little Kanawha—The story of Blennerhassett's Island.
    • Life ashore and afloat—Marietta, "the Plymouth Rock of the West"—The Little Kanawha—The story of Blennerhassett's Island.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • Poor whites—First library in the West—An hour at Hockingport—A hermit fisher.
    • Poor whites—First library in the West—An hour at Hockingport—A hermit fisher.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • Cliff-dwellers on Long Bottom—Pomeroy Bend—Letart's Island and Rapids—Game in the early day—Rainy weather—In a "cracker" home.
    • Cliff-dwellers on Long Bottom—Pomeroy Bend—Letart's Island and Rapids—Game in the early day—Rainy weather—In a "cracker" home.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • Battle of Point Pleasant—The story of Gallipolis—Rosebud—Huntington—The genesis of a house-boater.
    • Battle of Point Pleasant—The story of Gallipolis—Rosebud—Huntington—The genesis of a house-boater.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • In a fog—The Big Sandy—Rainy weather—Operatic gypsies—An ancient tavern.
    • In a fog—The Big Sandy—Rainy weather—Operatic gypsies—An ancient tavern.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • The Scioto, and the Shawanese—A night at Rome—Limestone—Keels, flats, and boatmen of the olden time.
    • The Scioto, and the Shawanese—A night at Rome—Limestone—Keels, flats, and boatmen of the olden time.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • Produce boats—A dead town—On the Great Bend—Grant's birthplace—The Little Miami—The genesis of Cincinnati.
    • Produce boats—A dead town—On the Great Bend—Grant's birthplace—The Little Miami—The genesis of Cincinnati.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • The story of North Bend—The "shakes"—Driftwood—Rabbit Hash—A side-trip To Big Bone Lick.
    • The story of North Bend—The "shakes"—Driftwood—Rabbit Hash—A side-trip To Big Bone Lick.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • New Switzerland—An old-time river pilot—Houseboat life, on the lower reaches—A philosopher in rags—Wooded solitudes—Arrival at Louisville.
    • New Switzerland—An old-time river pilot—Houseboat life, on the lower reaches—A philosopher in rags—Wooded solitudes—Arrival at Louisville.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • Storied Louisville—Red Indians and white—A night on Sand Island—New Albany—Riverside hermits—The river falling—A deserted village—An ideal camp.
    • Storied Louisville—Red Indians and white—A night on Sand Island—New Albany—Riverside hermits—The river falling—A deserted village—An ideal camp.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • Village life—A traveling photographer—On a country road—Studies in color—Again among colliers—In sweet content—A ferry romance.
    • Village life—A traveling photographer—On a country road—Studies in color—Again among colliers—In sweet content—A ferry romance.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • Fishermen's tales—Skiff nomenclature—Green River—Evansville—Henderson—Audubon and Rafinesque—Floating trade—The Wabash.
    • Fishermen's tales—Skiff nomenclature—Green River—Evansville—Henderson—Audubon and Rafinesque—Floating trade—The Wabash.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • Shawneetown—Farm-houses on stilts—Cave-in-Rock—An island night.
    • Shawneetown—Farm-houses on stilts—Cave-in-Rock—An island night.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • The Cumberland and the Tennessee—Stately Solitudes—Old Fort Massac—Dead towns in Egypt—The last camp—Cairo.
    • The Cumberland and the Tennessee—Stately Solitudes—Old Fort Massac—Dead towns in Egypt—The last camp—Cairo.
    • APPENDIX A.
      • Historical outline of Ohio Valley settlement.
    • Historical outline of Ohio Valley settlement.
    • APPENDIX B.
      • Selected list of Journals of previous travelers down the Ohio.
    • Selected list of Journals of previous travelers down the Ohio.
    • INDEX.
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