Photo of plaque. "The treaty of Watauga at Sycamore Shoals, March 14, 1775. Largest real estate transaction between private individuals and Indian tribes in American history. The Transylvania Co. purchased from the Cherokee 20,000,000 [twenty million] acres in NC,VA,TN, and KY to establish an independent government and open Kentucky to settlement. Present at Chas. Robertson's Fort; Proprietors: Henderson, Thomas and Nathaniel Hart, Williams, Luttrell.; 5 [five[ chiefs, 1200 [twelve hundred] Indians, 200 [two hundred] pioneers.; March 10, 1775, Henderson sent Boone with 30 [thirty] axemen to cut Transylvania Trail from Long Island of Holston R. to future site of Boonesborough
Wilson, Samuel M., 1871-1946.
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