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Early History of Western Pennsylvania

  by I.D. Rupp $49.95  

Early History of Western PennsylvaniaAvailable for the first time since 1846, Wennawoods Publishing is proud to announce it's limited edition printing of I.D. Rupp's Early History of Western Pennsylvania, of the West, and Western Expeditions. Beautifully done in navy blue lexatone with gold leafed stamped spine and printed on 50lb. natural acid free paper, the book is limited to 1000 numbered copies.

Mr. Rupp's work embraces the early history of the first visits of Europeans to Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio River Valley. He continues by detailing the causes that led to the French and Indian War , the formation of the Ohio Land Company,and Conrad Weiser's mission to Logstown in 1748 and George Croghan's mission as Indian agent in 1750-51. Rupp follows George Washington's mission against the French, the erection of Fort DuQuesne and his capitulation at Fort Necessity. From Braddocks campaign, to Forbe's expedition and Bouquet's defeat of the Indians at Bushy Run, Rupp marches you through Lord Dunmore's War and Mad Anthony Wayne's defeat and treaty with the Indians to culminate with Harrison's march to Prophetstown and his decisive defeat of the Indian allies at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

The second half of the book, the 406 page appendix, may be the most valuable part of Rupp's Work. Herein lies exact journals kept by Washington, Croghan, Braddock, Bouquet, Weiser and others as they frequent The Ohio Valley area. They explain in first person, details of the many journeys, conferences, treaties, and correspondence that help to put in motion events that would help to shape a nation. These journals are available in many different books, but this is the only book that you will find them all in one place. The best collection of source material on Western Pennsylvania/Ohio Valley early history.

Howes Research Book calls this book a "Treasure-house of historical facts."

776 pages, hardcover, navy blue cover, $49.95
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