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Alcola in Clarion County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fishbasket Indian Town

 
 
Fishbasket Indian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 7, 2013
1. Fishbasket Indian Town Marker
Inscription. Near here, at the mouth of Town Run on Redbank Creek, a Shawnee village stood in the late 18th century. Called "Fishbasket" for these waters' immense schools of fish, it was at the junction of at least two major paths traveled by Native Americans: the Frankstown-Venango and Punxsutawney-Venango Paths. Prehistoric fortified Indian villages, revealed by archaeological investigations, also existed in this locale.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 0.752′ N, 79° 17.637′ W. Marker is in Alcola, Pennsylvania, in Clarion County. Marker is at the intersection of Brookville Street (Pennsylvania Route 28) and Park Road, on the right when traveling east on Brookville Street. Touch for map. Located across from the entrance to Redbank Valley Municipal Park. Marker is in this post office area: Distant PA 16223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Mahoning (approx. 11.2 miles away); Riethmiller's Store (approx. 11.8 miles away); Olean Road (approx. 12.6 miles away); Clarion County (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Fishbasket Indian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 7, 2013
2. Fishbasket Indian Town Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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