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Derry Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Conestoga wagon

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
1. The Conestoga wagon Marker
Inscription.  The Conestoga wagon was a sturdy wagon used by American pioneers. The wagon was named for the Conestoga Valley in Pennsylvania where it was first built during the early 1700's. Conestoga wagons carried most of the freight and people that moved westward over the Allegheny Mountains from the 1770's until about 1850. These wagons are sometimes called the camels of the prairies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 15.221′ N, 76° 43.025′ W. Marker is in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from Middletown Road north of Echo Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown PA 17036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Gun Factory (approx. 0.8 miles away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Parish House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hummelstown
The Conestoga wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
2. The Conestoga wagon Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Then And Now (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Developing Years (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Then And Now (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hotels of Hummelstown (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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