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Glasgow in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Down The Ohio

In 1803

 

— September 4th —

 
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
1. Down The Ohio Marker
Inscription.  Lewis and his men camped about two miles above the state line dividing “the States of Virginia [now West Virginia] and Pennsylvania on the east side of the river and on the west that of Pennsylvania from the State of Ohio. This line is made visible from the timber having been felled about 60 feet in width. The young timber has sprung up but has not yet attained the height of the other, so that it can with ease be traced with the eye a considerable distance. It passes the Ohio River at the mouth of Mill Creek."

Lewis noted the low, clear water where they could "see a great number of fish of different kinds, the sturgeon, bass, catfish, pike, etc."

Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery gathered men and supplies as they journeyed down the Ohio River. Lewis began keeping his journal in Pittsburgh and Clark joined him at the Falls of the Ohio as the first of the great expeditions began.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 40° 38.55′ 

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N, 80° 31.135′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is on Harvey Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glasgow PA 16644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Point of Beginning (here, next to this marker); Gateway To The Northwest (a few steps from this marker in Ohio); Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges (a few steps from this marker in Ohio); Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey (a few steps from this marker in Ohio); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away in Ohio); Smiths Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Penna - Virginia Boundary (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
3. Down The Ohio Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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