Notes on Routes and Ways of Travel in Arkansas...

Nov 17, 2010 by

By John R. Fordyce, Lt. Col. U.S.R.C. Arkansas Gazette 1919 We have, of course, no written record of the period before the coming of the white man, but from a study of the geology and topography of the country as well as the relics of the early men which we find in their graves and mounds, we can easily recall the past, and tell with great exactness the routes of travel and the commodities used in trading. The geological map of our State shows that if a line were drawn from the northeast corner, all that part lying to the northwest of this line is mountainous and rocky, and that to the south and east, alluvial and almost free of rocks. Geologists tell us that the Gulf of Mexico used to cover the lowlands...

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