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Washington Boro in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Minqua Path

 
 
Great Minqua Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Great Minqua Path Marker
Inscription. This was the chief trail used by the Minqua (Susquehannock) Indians to carry great wealth in beaver skins to the white settlements on the Delaware during the mid-seventeenth century. The Swedes, Dutch and English warred for the control of this trade.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.664′ N, 76° 27.581′ W. Marker is in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on River Road PA 3030 0.3 miles south of Blue Rock Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Boro PA 17582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. one mile away); Martin Chartier (approx. 1.6 miles away); 40th Parallel (approx. 1.7 miles away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cresap's Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 1.9 miles away); Columbia (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington Boro.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNative Americans
 
Susquehanna River as seen from the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Susquehanna River as seen from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,676 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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