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From: Anelle Kloski <>
Subject: Braddock's Road
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 12:30:39 -0700

>From THE GENESIS OF WESTERN CULTURE by Miller: "The routes by which the
pioneer settlers sought the West were four in number...(two of these
four were) the most direct lines of communication between the important
eastern ports of entry and the head of navigation on the Ohio at
Pittsburgh...the more northerly of the two was called the Raystown Path,
then Forbes' Road, the Pennsylvania Road, and finally, in modern days,
the Lincoln Highway. The more southerly route became famous as
Braddock's Road, then as the Cumberland Pike, and later as the National
Pike." He says the other two of the four were tracks which became the
Genesee Road and the Wilderness Road.

Anelle McCarty Kloski

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