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In 1700, the population of the British North American colonies was concentrated mainly along the coast. Roads were terrible and dangerous, and most people would have used the natural highways, the rivers and estuaries that came in from the coast . The estuaries were navigable all the way to the Fall Line, which allowed navigation well into the interior. ...


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US Highway 1 What is now known as US Highway 1 might be a viable route. According to a 1927 report from the US Department of Agriculture, republished by the US Federal Highway Administration, Although the present improved condition of the road is the result of no more than thirty years of intensive work by the highway departments of the several States and ...


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Yes there were certainly - trails, paths - in the early 18th century. These reached far to the West for the purposes of trade - very profitable - with the Indians. A John Mitchell map ca. 1760 shows many of these and gives dates for their use - see Library of Congress, map number ar00401. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3300.ar004401 For example, this map shows ...


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The Sante Fe trail was first used in 1739, though an earlier attempt to blaze the trail was made by the French in 1719. This is slightly later than the stated time and is traveling away from the Colonies rather than within them, though it may be a good example of a type of trade route. It was 900 miles of traveling over plains from landmark to landmark. ...


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Self answer as more information has surfaced recently and I now have his full travel itinerary. In 1834 my ancestor, who had eventually settled in The Netherlands, had a large farmhouse/estate build. My family still owns this house today and it is currently occupied by my aunt. In April 2021 we embarked on renovating the attic space to convert the attic from ...


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