Thursday, February 4, 2010

Migration Trails East of the Mississippi

There are a few famous migration trails in American history, including the recently blogged Wilderness Road and trails such as the Oregon Trail, the Sante Fe Trail and the Natchez Trace, but in reality many, many more trails were actually used at various times, from the early colonial period to the end of the 19th century.

The web site linked to below features a large map of the United States showing the routes of 122 migration trails east of the Mississippi River. Each trail is identified on the map by a number with legends above, below and to the right of the map giving the name of the trail corresponding to each number. The names of the trails are all links to a web page specific to that trail giving much additional information about each trail.

To view the map: Click Here.

Note: Trails west of the Mississippi are shown but are not numbered or labeled and no additional information on them is provided.

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