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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Buffalo Trace

River Valley Hunting Grounds

 

1600's

 
Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. Buffalo Trace Marker
Inscription.
Early dwellers and visitors hunted bison, deer, and other game in Northeast Kentucky. Here, hunters take advantage of icy conditions at the shallow winter Ohio River crossing to kill their prey. The bison, or buffalos, ambling toward the Blue Licks salt springs, created a trace, a roadway, now called Buffalo Trace, that follows US 68 southwest.
 
Erected 1998 by Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, Limestone Economic Development, Inc.
 
Location. 38° 38.864′ N, 83° 45.73′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East McDonald Parkway and Limestone Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 East McDonald Parkway, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Limestone Landing (a few steps from this marker); La Fayette's Visit to Maysville (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Colter (ca. 1775-1813) (a few steps from this marker); Mason County Spy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street Maysville, 1850
Buffalo Trace Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Buffalo Trace Mural
(within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Rail Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Maysville River Front 1900 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Regarding Buffalo Trace. This mural shows a group of Shawnee Indians in the 1600s on a bison hunt in the middle of a harsh winter. The Shawnee Indians at this time would have lived north of the Ohio River but used what is now Kentucky as a hunting ground.
Woodland bison were plentiful in the Ohio River Valley region, and often moved over the noted game trails, now known as Buffalo Trace, southward to an area that is now called Blue Licks, for the salt licks.
 
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Mural plaques. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Mural plaques.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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