Imagine taking five month to cover the distance that a two-hour plane ride would take today. In 1820, a group of young teachers, craftsmen, ministers and their families left New England to float (no engines) the Ohio, Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers to reach their destination. They arrived on the untamed prairie to build the first permanent log structures in an area that soon would be called Indian Territory. The hardships they faced make airport delays seem tame.
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Contributor: Jonita Mullins from Candleshine Publishing