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Lower Chanceford Township in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Steps

 
 
Indian Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., April 9, 2021
1. Indian Steps Marker
Inscription.  
A memorial to the Indians
who formerly dwelt in the vicinity

Designed and built by
John Edward Vandersloot
who named it after a nearby
fishing rock on the face of which
the Indians had carved footholds
* * *
The Pennsylvania Water and Power Company
purchased the property for its Holtwood
hydroelectric development, after the
death of Mr. Vandersloot, and the Indian
memorial is being preserved, in cooperation
with the conservation society of York
County, as a museum and place of
recreation for the public.

Pennsylvania Water & Power Company
1940

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 39° 51.801′ N, 76° 22.527′ W. Marker is in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker can be reached from Indian Steps Road 0.7 miles south of Furnace Road (Pennsylvania Route 425), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville PA 17302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Indian Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., April 9, 2021
2. Indian Steps Marker
Historic-place notice, on right front of building.

This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Click or scan to see
this page online
this marker. A Story Told by Our Totem Pole (here, next to this marker); Indian Steps Cabin (here, next to this marker); Indigenous Peoples of the Susquehanna Valley (a few steps from this marker); The River's Ways (approx. 0.7 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); York Furnace Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lower Chanceford Township.
 
More about this marker. It is to left of Museum entrance but you have to turn 90 degrees clockwise to stand in front of it.
 
Indian Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., April 9, 2021
3. Indian Steps Marker
Indian Steps Museum
Indian Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., April 9, 2021
4. Indian Steps Marker
Facing from Museum front toward the Susquehanna River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Last updated on April 13, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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