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The Aurora Indian Trail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Nature Noggins
N 42° 47.779 W 078° 39.386
17T E 691654 N 4740860
Quick Description: An Indian Trail that became Seneca St.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 4:50:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM378E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 50

Long Description:
This marker is for a tavern that was built along this Indian Trail. The marker states how the Indian Trail became the Aurora-Buffalo Plank Rd which is now known as Seneca St. The marker is located in Springbrook, NY.

The recorded history of Spring Brook, New York really begins after the year 1842 when the remaining portion of the Buffalo Creek Seneca Indian Reservation was sold to the Ogden Land Company for $2.14 an acre. The Indian trail which connected East Aurora and Buffalo had just recently been enlarged to a wagon road which ran through this very heavily wooded area of Western New York. This route was the only road transversing the Town of Elma which led to Buffalo. By 1849 it was made into a wooden plank road which furnished an excellent means for the people to haul their heavy loads of lumber, firewood, and surplus farm produce to Buffalo. Known at that time as the Aurora Buffalo Plank Road, it is now better recognized as Seneca Street.

Feature Discription: An indian trail leading out of Buffalo

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Buffalo

End of the road: East Aurora

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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