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Almost immediately after settling in Albemarle, its founders were ready to move on, and see what was over the next ridge of mountains. Albemarle's founders believed the west was held their fortune. Through sale and speculation, one could become a wealthy man. Geography held intellectual curiosities completely unknown to the British colonists. Cooperation with American Indians in the Ohio Valley would bring trading possibilities, and woo them away from any alliance with the French. Albemarle became a focal point for further western exploration.


Fry-Jefferson and the NC-VA Border

Walker Discovers the Cumberland Gap

Fry-Jefferson, Map of Virginia

The Walker Line

Maury and the Missouri River



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