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Glenville in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Primitive Path

 
 
Primative Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 13, 2018
1. Primative Path Marker
Inscription.  Here ran a great and well-beaten path by the archaic Algonkin and other nations, going between the sea coast and the interior
 
Erected 1938 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 55.674′ N, 74° 3.505′ W. Marker is in Glenville, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on West Glenville Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is front of a small unnamed cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam NY 12010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Former Lake (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Vleck Home (about 400 feet away); Wolf Hollow (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Primitive Path (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gonzalez Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Wolf Hollow (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fall Tree Kill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sacandaga Road (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
 
Regarding Primitive Path. The Mohawk River forms a natural and easy route
Marker is front of this cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 13, 2018
2. Marker is front of this cemetery
to travel east and west through the Adirondack and Appalachian Mts. (The next natural gap in the Appalachians is the Cumberland Gap in Tennessee.) Glacial melting drained south through the Proto-Mohawk forming a river larger than the today’s Amazon River, and that flow carved a corridor for travel to the sea. The highlands rise to 1300 ft here, and follow the river. The higher ground allows easier travel by foot than following the riverbank. Native Americans used this path for trade and war.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glenville Highlands. (Submitted on December 13, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Wolf Hollow Marker. (Submitted on December 13, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Small historic marker in the cemetry image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, December 13, 2018
3. Small historic marker in the cemetry
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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