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CONTENTS. PAGC PREFACE. xi CHAPTER I. On the Monongahela-The over-mountain path-Red- stone Old Fort-The Youghiogheny-Braddock's defeat. - - - - - - - - I CHAPTER II. First day on the Ohio-At Logstown. - - - - 22 CHAPTER III. Shingis Old Town-The dynamiter-Yellow Creek. - 29 CHAPTER IV. An industrial regicn-Steubenville-Mingo Bottom-In a steel mill-Indian character. - - - - 39 CHAPTER V. House-boat life-Decadence of steamboat traffic- Wheeling, and Wheeling Creek. - - - - 50 CHAPTER VI. The Big Grave-Washington and Round Bottom-A lazy man's paradise-Captina Creek-George Rogers Clark at Fish Creek-Southern types. - - - 64 CHAPTER VII. In Dixie-Oil and natural gas, at Witten's Bottom- The Long Reach-Photographing crackers-Visitors in camp. -77 vii