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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

by David McCullough,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 5, 2019

Although he had not yet seen the Ohio territory, the Rev. Manasseh Cutler declared that in addition to unsurpassed natural resources and natural beauty, the region had a unique advantage: “no inveterate systems to overturn.”

 

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