The Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America

Cari Taplin, CG
Mar 13, 2020
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Speaker's Introduction
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Early Explorers
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River Connections
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Transportation Routes
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Shipping & Commerce
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Native Tribes
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Military Action
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Records & Methods
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Announcements / prizes
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About this webinar

This program will examine the rich history of the Great Lakes region, particularly its role in U.S. expansion, through transportation, economic growth and defense, and relatable genealogical record sets. The program begins with an examination of the geography of the region, including early Native American influences. We will tour through topics such as commerce, shipping, war and defense, various ethnic groups that settled the area, and useful records for Great Lakes researchers.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but now lives in Longmont, Colorado. Ca
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