Looks like there is plenty to share regarding the idea of ancient travel. You do know that some of the highways were also waterways, and I hope you can write about the old trails that came together near Muscatine. At some point you cross a river, and these places were well used, year after year, and in some cases for centuries. We who use bridges don't appreciate a ford in a river with a rocky bottom or even a layer of limestone under the water, making it shallow and easy to cross.
Send the link to the Lahontan's information.
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Date: September 25, 2012 2:42:43 PM CDT
Subject: Re: hello
Are you talking about the path of the travellers from Lahontan's exploration. I just read an account, or interpretation, of his expedition. There was an east-west trail from Detroit to Santa Fe that I've been studying for the past few years. It goes right through Muscatine County. I've only studied it to Des Moines where it runs into the Dragoon Trace and heads southwest to the Kansas City area. The trail goes west from Des Moines but I haven't looked at it past Des Moines.
Do you have an interest in the old trails? Muscatine was at the junction of three big trails and the Mississippi.
What are your interests?
Thanks for getting in touch.
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From: "Ted Sojka" <tedsojka@...
To: "richard bierman" <richard_bierman@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:41:04 AM
There have been some famous Biemans from Decorah, and you might be
Are you familiar with the term, "Cheman de voyageurs"
I got your name from the ancient copper newsletter publisher.