Sunday look for a fantastic Patriotic Disney guest post by Dave from YourFirstVisit.net
Quite a while ago I asked Dave if he’d like to contribute to my new Patriotic Disney themed posts. Right away he said that he’d love to, but several big projects came along. Well this week Dave sent me the finished product and I’ll say it was worth the wait!
The post is very detailed, rich with quotes and references, I couldn’t put it down.
This post will be live on yourfirstvisit.net on 1 October 2011 to commemorate the start of Disney World’s 40th Anniversary. I’m honored that Dave is allowing me to debut his post.
Check back here to read Dave’s guest post on Frontierland this Sunday, but here’s a little teaser for you:
THE “OLD WEST” BEGAN IN OHIO, KENTUCKY, AND TENNESSEE
At the time of the revolution, the “west” was not Arizona and California; it was the area west of the Appalachians and the Alleghenies.
These mountains defined the limits of land useful for easterners to farm, and areas to their west–and sometimes the mountains themselves–were excluded from lawful settlement by treaties and laws.
But settlement happened anyway, as bold, daring and ambitious people made their way first into the mountains, via Boone’s Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and via the National Road, and then headed to the great rivers beyond them, particularly the Ohio and Mississippi.
These pioneers found beyond the mountains the world’s largest swath of land perfect for farming, combined with the world’s most penetrating network of navigable rivers.
This geography became destiny…
yourfirstvisit.net is a website dedicated to helping first time visitors to Walt Disney World plan for and experience a fantastic Disney Vacation. Dave approaches WDW from the perspective of one who hasn’t visited before and gives all the pros and cons in relation to your first visit.