Vincennes University is proud to be associated with the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service in the Trans-Appalachian Frontier History Conference. This is a continuing event which has interpreted an important period in the history of our country. The results of the study and deliberation of historians can be found in the Selected Papers, which are part of this publication.
The Trans-Appalachian Frontier History Conference is appropriately held on the campus of Vincennes University. VU is the oldest college west of the Appalachians and north of the Ohio River. The history of the college and that of the community and frontier are intertwined. In fact, the University celebrates this year the 190th anniversary of its 1801 founding.
I congratulate the authors and historians for their work in writing the papers, which are part of this publication. It is through continued research and study that we can better understand our history and heritage. I appreciate the opportunity for VU to join with the National Park Service in this publication and encourage the reader to enjoy the selected papers about the history of the Trans-Appalachian frontier.
Last Updated: 23-Mar-2011