Great Shamokin Path

Great Shamokin Path (HMX6X)

Location: Punxsutawney, PA 15767 Jefferson County
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N 40° 57.804', W 78° 54.659'

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This major Indian path, connecting the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, paralleled the present highway at this point. Long used by Native Americans as a thoroughfare for hunting and trade, it was traveled by Delaware and Shawnee warriors during the French and Indian War. Bishop John Ettwein and 200 Indians with their cows used this portion of the route on their way west to Friedensstadt, July 1772.
HM NumberHMX6X
Year Placed1950
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 675792 N 4536795
Decimal Degrees40.96340000, -78.91098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 57.804', W 78° 54.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 57' 48.24" N, 78° 54' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)814, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1527-1633 Buffalo-Pittsburgh Hwy, Punxsutawney PA 15767, US
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