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By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
Great Minquas Path Marker
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Gap — Great Minquas Path
An Indian trail, which was later the original Conestoga Road, passed through Gap, half a mile south of here. Over it, in the 17th century Minquas(Conestoga) Indians carried quantities of beaver skins from the Susquehanna Valley to trading post near . . . — Map (db m5718) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), West Chester — The Great Trail
The Great Trail of the Minquas or Susquehanna Indians from the Susquehanna to the Schuylkill crossed the present road about this point. It was the path prior to 1670 for their conquest of the Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Indians and for trade with the . . . — Map (db m8249) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Printz's (Old Swedes) Mill
The first European water-powered mill in what is now Pa. was built here c. 1645 by New Sweden governor, Johann Printz. New Sweden Colony was established in 1638 and existed until 1655, when the Dutch, and later, William Penn claimed the territory. . . . — Map (db m28207) HM
Pennsylvania (Chester County), West Chester — Great Minquas Path
An important Indian trail, key to Pennsylvania's fur trade in the 17th century, crossed the present highway near here. It linked trading posts on the lower Schuylkill and Indian towns to the west. The Dutch, Swedes, and English fought one another . . . — Map (db m40994) HM

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