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Woodbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ancient Trading Path

 
 
Ancient Trading Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 30, 2009
1. Ancient Trading Path Marker
Inscription. In past times the ancient paths in Connecticut were formed by large animals as they moved with the seasons and migrated to salt deposits. The Native Americans followed these same paths as they hunted these animals, traded with other tribes and also made war in troubled times. European colonials found these paths and used them to trade and migrate into the interior of this state and new nation. This foot path, Main Street, was used by local tribes as they traded and hunted, and colonials as they migrated and settled this area.

Project of the 2000-2003 Administration Mary Ann Groom Hepler, National President Caryl S. Stratton, State Regent
 
Erected by National Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Location. 41° 31.773′ N, 73° 12.247′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 6) mile north of Sherman Hill Road (Connecticut Route 64), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury CT 06798, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory Of George Washington (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glebe House (approx. half a mile away);
View of marker on Main Street to the North image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 27, 2009
2. View of marker on Main Street to the North
The Common (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodbury (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiers' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodbury World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodbury World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Malcolm “Mac” Baldrige (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbury.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on a tall post.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
View of marker on Main Street to the South image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 27, 2009
3. View of marker on Main Street to the South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,669 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on January 14, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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