Shenandoah National ParkImagine it's 1740. You're traveling west, and you've arrived at this point on Pass Mountain. You have to cross that next mountain on the other side of the valley, and there are no roads to guide you. Where will you cross? Most people would choose the gap, or low spot in the mountain, you see about 16 miles off in the distance. Called New Market Gap today, that natural passageway makes traveling from one side of the mountain to the other easier, faster, and cheaper, even today. Look at your Park map. How many gaps can you find in Shenandoah? Consider how many people have traveled across those places through the centuries.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 731886 N 4284106|
|Decimal Degrees||38.67520000, -78.33443333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 40.512', W 78° 20.066'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 40' 30.72" N, 78° 20' 3.9599999999999" W|
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