Recipients of the 1999 LC/Ameritech Award, University of Chicago Library and Filson Historical Society of Louisville (KY) contributed this collection to American Memory in 2002. It consists of 15,000 pages of original historical material that documents European exploration and settlement of the Ohio River Valley. The majority of the collection is textual (i.e., choosing resource type "text" retrieves 637 documents while image only gets 94), such as a bill to incorporate Louisville, the Journal of the Kentucky Constitutional Convention, and many types of documents that range from political broadsides and letters to advertising circulars and affidavits. The 317-page monograph The history of Kentucky : from its earliest settlement to the present time is available in its entirety at the site, with a frontispiece portrait of Daniel Boone. Boone aficionados can also read the 30-page document A collection of some of the most interesting narratives of Indian warfare in the West: containing an account of the adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone, one of the first settlers of Kentucky.... For those who want to enjoy color images, there are excerpts from Audubon's Birds of America and drawings by other naturalists, featuring Ohio River Valley birds such as turkeys, robins, cardinals, and passenger pigeons.


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