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HELP WITH THE PRESERVATION OF MOUNT SAVAGE HISTORY
“In Search of the Turkey Foot Road” is now available. The book proves that this
legendary road was cut in 1779 as a military supply road to Fort Pitt to support
a critical military campaign. The reason why it was cut through the environs of
present-day Salisbury and Confluence is explained, and the various individuals
who were involved in establishing the road are identified. Documentary evidence
reveals that the antecedent to the eastern part of the road was an Indian and
packer’s path. This fourth edition represents five years of intensive research,
and is the final edition. As such, it closes a chapter in the lives of the
authors, and opens a new chapter in the history of Fort Pitt. The book has 562
pages, and contains 70% more information than the previous edition.
for a brief
overview. The 1,000+ figures and appendices are provided on a companion disk.
The elusive, and perhaps otherwise lost Turkey Foot Road now − with Dietle and McKenzie’s thorough research and documentation – can be known to all. The route has been identified in considerable detail using maps, property surveys, depression era high resolution aerial photography, crop marks, surviving landscape scars, local guides, and oral traditions. Using GPS coordinates from the book, a dedicated reader can explore much of the eighteenth century route between Cumberland, Maryland and Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania using internet satellite imagery services, such as the Google mapping service.
$40.00 plus $6.00 shipping
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