Steve Packer spoke to the club last night about migration routes in the U.S. and Canada. You can visit the Camrose County, Alberta GenWeb site for an excellent explanation of the western expansion in Canada.
The main idea to remember about migration is that the trails are based on waterways and rivers. Steve also recommended www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html. I watched this 10-minute video today and found it to be a very interesting review of the expansion of the U.S., including the dates of all states' admission to the Union.
The map below comes from another book recommended by Steve: Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815, by William Dollarhide. We have a copy in the "Rietz" library; I'd be happy to lend it to anyone who is interested.
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