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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 (Lancaster County), Gap — The Gap Clock Tower
Unique on American Highways, was erected by the people of Gap in 1892. It was restored in 1953. The clock’s face, long telling time to passing multitudes on the Newport Road, overlooks, at The Gap, William Penn’s entrance into Conestoga, new . . . — Map (db m122694) HM
Pennsylvania (Lancaster County), Gap — William Chester Ruth(1882-1971)
African American inventor who opened a blacksmith and machine shop here in 1923. He did metal work and repairs, primarily for Pennsylvania German farmers. Ruth designed and patented many agricultural devices, most notably his 1928 baler feeder. He . . . — Map (db m48495) HM

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