Afloat on the Ohio

Afloat on the Ohio : A Historical Pilgrimage of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, from Redstone to Cairo (1897)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Kessinger Publishing
  • Whitefish MT, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 054888482X
  • 9780548884829

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"[N]o words can adequately describe the wooded hill-slopes which day by day girt us in; the romantic ravines which corrugate the rim of the Ohio's basin; the beautiful islands which stud the glistening tide; the great affluents which, winding down for a thousand miles, from the Blue Ridge, the Cumberland, and the Great Smoky, pour their floods into the central stream; the giant trees--sycamores, pawpaws, cork elms, catalpas, walnuts, and what not--which everywhere are in view in this woodland world; the strange and lovely flowers we saw; the curious people we met, black and white, and the varieties of dialect which caught our ear; the details of our charming gypsy life, ashore and afloat, during which we were conscious of the red blood tingling through our veins, and, alert to the whisperings of Nature, were careless of the workaday world, so far away, --simply glad to be alive."--From the Prefaceshow more