One of the more difficult things about the Findlay’s Road project is “un-learning” what I think I knew about travel from point A to B.
In order to build a 100 year old route, I must first build a 100+ year old map. Below you are looking at an area near Greenville, TN. Using a 1904 soil map, I trace on Google Earth in red lines on roads that existed then and now.
After I trace every road between A and B and 10+ miles either side of a straight line between A and B, then I refer back to the diary and attempt to find the most likely route taken.
All to recreate Charles Findlay’s route 100 years later!