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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Great Minquas Path Historical Marker in West Chester

Great Minquas Path Historical Marker in West Chester, Pennsylvania
Over the past 8 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting the markers here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

While on a road trip through Chester County, Pennsylvania we passed through West Chester and stumbled upon the Great Minquas Path Historical Marker. It sits at the intersection of Wilmington Pike and Church can carefully pull off to the side of the road to photograph it for your waymarking records. That area can be pretty congested during work make sure you pull off as far as you can and put your flashers on.
Great Minquas Path Historical Marker in West Chester, Pennsylvania

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 for control of path.

By: 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

There are a few additional historical markers within walking and driving distance of this one if you're doing the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail. You can find several of them documented on our blog under our Historical Marker category.

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