Tag: Kanawha River

5 September 1829 – Eleventh Entry

The Journey continues… This is the journal of William Campbell, leading four families, Alexander, McCluer, Wilson and Icenhower from Lexington, in Rockbridge County, Virginia to Dardenne Prairie, in Saint Charles County Missouri. ” Our wagons arrived and we put 5,000 pounds out of them into a keel boat to go by water”…

27 -29 August 1829 -Eighth, Ninth and Tenth entries

“We this day passed through the rich narrow bottoms of Kanawha, a great part of which is covered with a heavy crop of corn. Ten miles of the valley are called “the Licks” from their being covered with salt works. There are sixty furnaces which manufacture 2,000,000 bushels of salt annually” through the labor of the enslaved. Read more…

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