Wilderness Road

I found a really good resource for those who are researching early settlers of Kentucky. In this article it shares the location of where it was located and the towns that it traveled through. WILDERNESS ROAD   The first written record of the Wilderness Road is an announcement in the Kentucky Gazette on October 15, …

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John Jay Dickey Diary 1897

Dickey Diary  DICKEY DIARY  Pg 1929Nov. 6, 1897An amusing incident occurred at Mr. Roack's, a mill man near town thisafternoon.  He was drinking and had a smothering spell.  I was standing nearthe house talking to Mr. Lee Callahan, a carpenter and builder, about theBenge Church.  Mrs. Roarck saw me and sent for me.  She met me …

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