Indian scout looking at tracks at the edge of Lake Loretta in Alley Park during a performance of Frontier Spirit 1799 presented by the Frontier Players Associaton, Lancaster, Ohio Indian scout looking at tracks at the edge of Lake Loretta in Alley Park during a performance of Frontier Spirit 1799 presented by the Frontier Players Associaton, Lancaster, Ohio Frontier Spirit celebrates it's 25 anniversary performance during Ohio's bi-centennial during 2003 at Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio
Frontier Players Association presents Frontier Spirit 1799, Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio last Sat. and Sun in September. Frontier Players Association presents Frontier Spirit 1799, Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio last Sat. and Sun in September.


 

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Frontier Spirit 1799 presented each year in Alley Park, Lancaster Ohio in September by the Frontier Players Association






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1783 Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution

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1787 Northwest Territory Ordinance of 1787, opened lands in Ohio for settlers. Ohio Indians will resist and defeat the Americans in 1790-91.

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1788-1802 General Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory (Federalist)

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1790 -1791 Americans Harmar and St. Clair defeated by Ohio Indians.

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1790 Wyandotte village at Standing Stone vacated by 1799 contained 500 natives and was called Tarhe Town or Crane Town (English name)
Delaware Village 9 miles west of Hunter Settlement was still occupied in 1799 and it was named Tobeytown for Chief Tobey

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1794 "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeats Indians at "Fallen Timbers".

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1795 Treaty of Greenville, opens southern half of Ohio to peaceful settlement.

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1797-1801 John Adams, (Federalist) US President; Government meets in Philadelphia

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1797 Zane's Trace opened; connecting Wheeling, Virginia, with Zanesville, to the "Crossing of the Hockhocking" at Hunter's Settlement (present-day Lancaster), to Chillicothe and on to Limestone, Kentucky.

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1798 In April, Captain Joseph Hunter and wife, Dorotha emigrate from Kentucky, and settle near Zane's Trace on the prairie west of the crossing. It is called: "Hunter's Settlement".

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1799 Mid-September, Ohio Territory Government's first meeting in Cincinnati. St. Clair still Government, Dr. Edward Tiffin, elected Speaker and William Henry Harrison went as delegate to the U.S. Congress

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1799 September, join the Frontier Players in their Frontier Spirit drama, south of Hunter's Settlement, along the Hockhocking River, in the woods, on the south ridge, as squatters in Congress Lands, Washington County, Ohio Territory. Many of you arrived by canoe or overland. You want land and property. Indians may visit here but most live beyond Treaty Line.

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