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Book Club - The Pioneers

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Date/Time:
Tue, December 03, 2019
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue:
Ettore's Bakery and Cafe
Location:
2376 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento CA 95825
Map address
Registration Period:
09/04/2019-12/03/2019
Price:
Pay for your own food and drinks.
Contact:
Barbara Lemus, '76
916-508-2048

In The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.  

As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.

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Book Club - The Pioneers
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

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