Archive for November 20th, 2009

Conrad Hawk: Over the Allegheny Mountains

November 20, 2009

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 1839

Image from the Historical Maps of Pennsylvania website.

DIED, recently, in Pennsylvania, Mr. Conrad Hawk, aged 79 — he was the first man who drove a wagon over the Allegheny mountain, being driver in the expedition under gen. Forbes, which took Fort Pitt in 1758. When we recollect that from 4 to 5,000 wagon loads of goods have been delivered at Pittsburg in one year, we may estimate the change that has occurred since the “first wagon was driven across the Aleghenies.” — Balt. W. Reg.

Ohio Repository, The (Canton, Ohio) Apr 20, 1815

Prospecting For Gold

November 20, 2009

High Lights of History –  By J. Carroll Mansfield

Quest For Fortune

Quest For Fortune

Rocking the Cradle

Rocking the Cradle

Pay Dirt

Pay Dirt

Gold as Money

Gold as Money

Davenport Democrat and Leader (Davenport, Iowa) Aug 1, 1927