Early Migration routes of the Old Northwest Territory

From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River. The roads and tributaries in between

From times before the Treaty of Paris, migration into the area North and West of the Ohio River has been as much of an evolution as the transportation it depended on. From canoes on the Ohio and its tributaries to the roads that started as mere pathways in the forest. 


In this presentation I will discuss:

  

The Ohio River: The first pathway to the west


Zane’s Trace : Opening up new pathways


Tracing the evolution of migration routes using legal acts and forgotten surveys.