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Near Hummelstown 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.
 
Location. 40° 15.221′ N, 76° 43.025′ W. Marker is near Hummelstown, 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 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Then And Now (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Developing Years (approx. 0.9 miles away);
The Conestoga wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 2, 2019
2. The Conestoga wagon Marker
a different marker also named Then And Now (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hotels of Hummelstown (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hummelstown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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