1934

Willard Rouse Jillson, PIONEER KENTUCKY: AN OUTLINE OF ITS EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT, ITS EARLY CARTOGRAPHY AND PRIMITIVE GEOGRAPHY COUPLED WITH A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TRAILS, TRACES, FORTS, STATIONS, SPRINGS, LICKS, FORDS, AND FERRIES USED PRIOR TO THE YEAR 1800 (Frankfort: The State Journal Company, 1934).

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Wilderness Road
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The 1703 DeLisle map indicated a great continental path labeled "Route que les Francois," extending from the Ohio river southeast over the Appalachians: the Warriors Path (called "Athiamiowee" in Miami dialect of Algonquian, meaning "Path of the Armed Ones"), later the Wilderness Road. It is not certain that the French used it, but here is evidence that they had heard of it. It was later shown on Pownall's 1776 edition of Evans 1755 map and Hutchins map of 1778. This was the most direct line of communication between the Shawnee towns of the Ohio country and the Cherokee towns at the head of the Tennesse River. Arthur made references to the path in his account of his 1674 journey to Transappalachia. JILLSON7:20, 22, 37

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