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Chapter 8, Lesson 1: The Wilderness Road (pp. 134-137)

I. A Difficult Crossing

II. Daniel Boone Leads the Way

    A. Daniel Boone was hired to mark a trail across the Appalachian Mountains.

    B. Daniel Boone and a crew cleared the Wilderness Road.

III. Traveling the Wilderness Road
    A. Beginning in 1775, pioneers began using the Wilderness Road.

    B. Sometimes pioneers did not make it to Kentucky because Indians forced them back.

    C. For over forty years, thousands of settlers used the Wilderness Road.

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