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Near Media in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Trail

 

—Susquehannock Indian Beaver Road & Trade Route —

 
The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2014
1. The Great Trail Marker
Inscription.
The Great Trail

Minquas or Susquehanna
Indians
Susquehanna
to the Schuylkill
Crossed Ridley Creek
at Long Point
484 Yards to the south
Thousands
of Beaver Skins Yearly
Were carried down
to the first Dutch
and Swedish Settlers
On the Delaware

Marked by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission
and the Borough of Rose Valley
1926

 
Erected 1926 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Borough of Rose Valley.
 
Location. 39° 53.896′ N, 75° 23.25′ W. Marker is near Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Rose Valley Road and Traymore Lane, on the right when traveling south on Rose Valley Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Media PA 19063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minquas’ Path (here, next to this marker); Rose Valley Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anna Howard Shaw (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delaware County Courthouse (approx.
The Great Trail Marker - Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2014
2. The Great Trail Marker - Roadside
1.5 miles away); McCain Rally (approx. 1.5 miles away); Delaware County (approx. 1.5 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of Delaware County Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ronald Reagan (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Media.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Map of Minquas Trail - Explore PA History. (Submitted on March 17, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dutch Trade Route Maps. (Submitted on March 17, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Part of the path found in 1992 - News Story. (Submitted on March 17, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Great Minquas Path (Great Trail) ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 17, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The Great Minquas Path:
The Great Minquas Path was a 17th-century trade route or Beaver Road that ran through southeastern Pennsylvania. It starts on the Susquehanna River, near both Peach Bottom and Conestoga, on the Conestoga creek and continues east through the towns of Gap and West Chester,
The Great Trail Marker & Beaver image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2014
3. The Great Trail Marker & Beaver
The great trail was an early trade route known as "Beaversrede" or Beaver Road
in Chester County. And then continues through the Rose Valley in Delaware County to the Schuylkill River, opposite Philadelphia. The 80-mile east-west trail was the primary route for fur trading with the Minquas or Susquehannock people with the Dutch, Swedish and English settlements. Those several settlers all fought one another for the control of this “Beaversrede” – Beaver Road.
    — Submitted March 17, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
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Bronze Beaver image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2014
4. Bronze Beaver
Minquas & The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 14, 2014
5. Minquas & The Great Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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