A Great Leap Westward



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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1779/00/00 James Robertson leads the overland expedition composed of men, goods, and some horses and other livestock through the Cumberland Gap and Kentucky, then south into what is now Nashville, Tennessee. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Cumberland Gap
1779/00/00 James Robertson leads the overland expedition composed of men, goods, and some horses and other livestock through the Cumberland Gap and Kentucky, then south into what is now Nashville, Tennessee. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky
1779/00/00 James Robertson leads the overland expedition composed of men, goods, and some horses and other livestock through the Cumberland Gap and Kentucky, then south into what is now Nashville, Tennessee. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Tennessee
1779/12/22 Col John Donelson and his party of nearly 200, including about 30 slaves, leave the Wautauga Settlements by boat from Ft Patrick Henry, in what is now North Carolina, to the Cumberland country.
1780/01/00 John Donelson leads a flotilla of about 40 boats down the Holston and Tennessee Rivers, and up the Ohio and Cumberland River for a nearly 1,000 miles into what will become Tennessee.
1780/04/17 John Donelson meets up with James Robertson at Big Salt Lick and establish Fort Nashborough which would eventually becomeNashville. A compass and a desk belonging to Donelson that were brought down the river from Wautauga can be found Cleveland Hall. Cleveland Hall, Nashville
1780/04/17 John Donelson meets up with James Robertson at Big Salt Lick and establish Fort Nashborough which would eventually becomeNashville. A compass and a desk belonging to Donelson that were brought down the river from Wautauga can be found Cleveland Hall. Nashville, Tennessee
1913/06/15 Burned and sank PAUL PALMER (Shipwreck and Remains),

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