C.J. Hunter, left, and Tom Coe of the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center inspect a rare original print of Gen. Georges Henri Victor Collot's 1796 map of the Ohio Valley, which France commissioned as a possible invasion map. The museum in Maysville recently acquired it and a detail print of Collot's map for its collection.
C.J. Hunter, left, and Tom Coe of the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center inspect a rare original print of Gen. Georges Henri Victor Collot's 1796 map of the Ohio Valley, which France commissioned as a possible invasion map. The museum in Maysville recently acquired it and a detail print of Collot's map for its collection. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
C.J. Hunter, left, and Tom Coe of the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center inspect a rare original print of Gen. Georges Henri Victor Collot's 1796 map of the Ohio Valley, which France commissioned as a possible invasion map. The museum in Maysville recently acquired it and a detail print of Collot's map for its collection. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Kentucky invasion? Rare spy map shows French plans for frontier America

March 19, 2017 6:45 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.