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Near Punxsutawney in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Shamokin Path

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
1. Great Shamokin Path Marker
Inscription. This major Indian path, connecting the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, paralleled the present highway at this point. Long used by Native Americans as a thoroughfare for hunting and trade, it was traveled by Delaware and Shawnee warriors during the French and Indian War. Bishop John Ettwein and 200 Indians with their cows used this portion of the route on their way west to Friedensstadt, July 1772.
 
Erected 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 57.804′ N, 78° 54.659′ W. Marker is near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 119 0.2 miles east of School Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located about 4 miles northeast of Punxsutawney. Marker is in this post office area: Punxsutawney PA 15767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Groundhog Day (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Pennsylvania Troopers Killed in the Line of Duty (approx. 3.9 miles away); Charles J. Margiotti (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rossiter Strike Injunction (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old State Road
Great Shamokin Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
2. Great Shamokin Path Marker
(approx. 10.4 miles away); The Big Spring (approx. 11.4 miles away); Melvin L. Brown (approx. 11.9 miles away); John Ludwig Snyder (approx. 14.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Punxsutawney.
 
Also see . . .  Great Shamokin Path. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, French and Indian
 
Great Shamokin Path Map image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
3. Great Shamokin Path Map
Map is on display inside Fort Mahoning replica at Windgate Winery outside Smicksburg in Indiana County
Great Shamokin Path Map image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
4. Great Shamokin Path Map
Map is on display inside Fort Mahoning replica at Windgate Winery outside Smicksburg in Indiana County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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