From the BPC Historical Collection
First Published in 1906 by the noted historian Archer Butler Hulbert, this excellent
work chronicles the events that occurred from the time of Celeron’s Expedition
through the years of early settlement when canoes and flatboats were the main
mode of transportation.  Next came the steamboat era when Sternwheelers and
Sidewheelers plied up and down the great Ohio River from Pittsburg to the

This book is not your average “dry” history book.  It is filled with exciting stories and
first hand accounts of the people who lived and participated in these events that
made the Ohio River a true "Course of Empire."
The Ohio River
A Course of Empire
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