The Very Worst Road: Traveller's Accounts of Crossing Alabama's Old Creek Indian Territory, 1820-1847

By: Jeffrey C. Benton

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"The Very Worst Road" contains sixteen contemporary accounts by travelers who reached Alabama along what was known as the "Old Federal Road," more a network of paths than a single road, that ran from Columbus and points south in Georgia for more or less due west into central Alabama and to where the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers forms the Alabama River. These accounts deal candidly with the rather remarkable array of impediments that faced travelers in Alabama in its first decades as a state, and they describe with wonder, interest, and, frequently with some disgust, the road, the inns, the travelling companions, and the few and raw communities they encountered as they made their way, often with difficulty, through what seemed to many of them uncharted wilderness. "The Very Worst Road" was originally published by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission in 1998.

Title: The Very Worst Road: Traveller's Accounts of Crossing Alabama's Old Creek Indian Territory, 1820-1847

Author: Jeffrey C. Benton

Categories: Roads & Transportation,

Publisher: University Alabama Press:

ISBN Number: 0817355502

ISBN Number 13: 9780817355500

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: University Alabama Press

Seller ID: 355500

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University Alabama Press