A Store Almost in Sight - Iowa State University Digital Repository
... usually moved at only a few miles an hour. It took weeks for news of the death
of George Washington in December 1799 to reach most parts of the country.'
By time the Civil War began, steamboats, railroads, and canals had tied
the nation together. Steamboats moved people and goods quickly and cheaply ...
The Louisiana Purchase_Reading 2
... The French Threat
For some years, the Spanish allowed American goods to move freely in their territory. In 1802, the Spanish suddenly
changed their policy, no longer allowing American goods to move into and beyond New Orleans. President Jefferson
learned that Spain and France had secretly agreed to ...
Marie Thérèse Metoyer
Marie Thérèse dite Coincoin (August 1742 – 1816) was notable as a free médecine, planter, and businesswoman at the colonial Louisiana outpost of Natchitoches (later Natchitoches Parish). Her freedom was purchased in 1778 by Claude Thomas Pierre Métoyer, with whom she had a long liaison and ten children. She and her descendants established a historical community of Créoles of color along the Cane River, including what is said to be the first church founded by free people of color for their own use, St. Augustine Parish (Isle Brevelle) Church, Natchez, Louisiana. It is included as a site on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.