Presents a phase of pioneer agricultural economy in the early nineteenth century. Portrays Ohio Valley farmers as they fell trees, prepare the lumber, and build a flatboat to carry their produce down the river to market. Shows the farmers’ families helping them prepare for the trip, and the men on the first lap of their journey downstream. For junior, senior high school and adult groups. Shows dependence on the land for livelihood and on the river for transportation. Reveals frontier personalities, speech and music.

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