Scenic USA - Kentucky
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Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
|Photo by Ben Prepelka
During the late 1700s, moving westward in America meant crossing the Appalachian Mountains. Dr. Thomas Walker was one of the first easterners to document a crossing point, the Cumberland Gap. A few decades later the trail through the gap was blazed by the famous pioneer, Daniel Boone. The Wilderness Road opened up the west, as settlers seem to stream into Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. Between 1780 and 1810, an estimated quarter of million restless pioneers headed through the gap, in search of new land.
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