The Thank God I Made It Town
Maysville Kentucky, at the very edge of the Appalachians, before America becomes flat again through the Midwest and into the Great Plains, was a great "Thank God I made it" town. It doesn't matter if they arrived by wagon or by river. When a modern day car ride is a pain in the rear, the early settlers must have been very greatful to have arrived on this side of the mountains alive and well. I'd imagine that Daniel Boone's tavern that operated on what is today Front Street must have been a very popular place to drink to the end of a journey.