Map of the Great Lakes region in 1816 by John Eddy
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Map of the Great Lakes region in 1816 by John Eddy. At the end of the eighteenth century farmers who had toiled on depleted soil in the seaboard states moved westward to get a new start on fertile lands, especially along the rich Ohio River bottoms.