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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania
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The carving at the bottom of the pole is a
representation of the mythical American
Indian creature Dsonoquo with a baby, a
traditional totem pole motif.
The second level stands for a beaver, an
animal once common along the
Susquehanna . . . — — Map (db m170967) HM|
|A memorial to the Indians
who formerly dwelt in the vicinity
Designed and built by
John Edward Vandersloot
who named it after a nearby
fishing rock on the face of which
the Indians had carved footholds
* * *
The Pennsylvania Water . . . — — Map (db m170968) HM|
I entreat all who pass this way to safely guard and preserve these former possessions of, and monuments to, an ancient Indian people.
John Edward Vandersloot, owner and builder — — Map (db m170934) HM|
People arrived in the Susquehanna Valley near the end of the last Ice Age, more than
12,000 years ago. They lived a nomadic lifestyle, hunting and gathering foods. The
domestication of plants around 1000 A.D. enabled native peoples to live in . . . — — Map (db m170969) HM|
|Just north of this spot are the walls of what was once lock No. 12 of the old Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal, which paralleled the Susquehanna River 45 miles between Wrightsville, PA and Havre De Grace, MD. Built in 1836-39 and opened in 1840, the . . . — — Map (db m159956) HM|
You are looking at the top of a restored lime kiln. Many of these were in use during the 1800's but have since become outmoded by large scale production techniques.This double kiln has two circular pots, constructed of schist stone that held the . . . — — Map (db m159958) HM|
|Chartered by Pennsylvania, 1835; run by the canal company, 1840-1872, and the Reading Railroad till 1894. Followed the river for 45 miles below Columbia. — — Map (db m5849) HM|
|Now housing the Tucquan Club, the nearby stone building was originally a warehouse for deposit and shipping on the canal. Masonry fragments and a portion of the canal-bed may be seen nearby. — — Map (db m5850) HM|
|Lower Section - York Haven to Safe Harbor
PFBC Wrightsville Access
The Susquehanna River is an American treasure reflecting the places and people of the Pennsylvania heartland. Enjoy your trip on the Susquehanna River Water Trail - an . . . — — Map (db m169335) HM|
| A great variety of boats traveled the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal. Fast-moving packet boats, which carried passengers and were pulled by horses, sometimes at a trot, always had the right of way when passing through the lock. Slower freight . . . — — Map (db m153082) HM|
|The Susquehanna River's islands, wetlands, flood plain, and woodlands are unique
habitats that serve as a haven to rare plant and bird species. Over the centuries,
however, human impacts have harmed these sensitive areas.
This pristine area, . . . — — Map (db m170357) HM|
| North America's vast network of rivers provided Native Americans and European settlers alike with their earliest transportation routes. Early in the nineteenth century with overland routes only crudely developed and railroads not yet spanning the . . . — — Map (db m159767) HM|
|Site of York Furnace Bridge, last of the wooden bridges to be erected across the Susquehanna between Harrisburg and tidewater. The bridge was built by Black & Huber in 1856. During construction four spans of the section between Bair Island and the . . . — — Map (db m5852) HM|