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Wagon Roads and Trails
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Managed By: Icon Here Wagon Roads & Trails
Description:
This is a waymark to document all of the wagon roads & trails used by Native Americans, emigrants, merchants, U.S. Government, and stagecoaches in the expansion of the United States & Canada.
Expanded Description:
Wagon roads and trails played a vital role in the expansion of the United States. They moved people and goods around the country until the late 1890's. Without these important arteries of transportation people and goods would have been much slower and more expensive to move causing the expansion of the United States to be delayed.

Most of these were Native American trails. These later became emigrant trails to continue Manifest Destiny, and then were used as roads to carry goods, passengers, and freight until the trains came.

The roads can be in any part of the United States or Canada. The only stipulation is that they were used for the movement of native Americans, settlers, travelers or goods.

This group is not for hiking trails.

Instructions for Posting a Wagon Roads and Trails Waymark:
To complete a new waymark in this category one must post coordinates and have either a picture of a sign stating the Wagon Roads or Trails name with information about the Wagon Road or Trail.

Pictures of wagon ruts cut into rock or grassland that are still visible are also accepted if they can be verified as being authentic. Some sort of documentation must be posted to verify this.

Information about the wagon road or trail in their picture must be explained. Why this Wagon Road or Trail was important? Who used it? Where were the people headed? What important goods traveled these roads or trails?

Examples of some would be Oregon trail, Mormon trail, Sante Fe, Emigrant Trail, Beale Wagon Road, Butterfield Stage line, General Crook Trail, etc. There are many many others that would fit this category.

Pictures must be of high quality (no cell phone pics)




Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a log for this Waymark the poster must have a picture of either themselves, GPSr, or mascot. People in the picture with information about the waymark are preferred. If the waymarker can not be in the picture a picture of their GPSr or mascot will qualify. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Pictures must be of high quality (no cell phone pics)
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Variables:
  • Road of Trail Name
  • State
  • County
  • Historical Significance
  • Years in use
  • How you discovered it
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  • Directions
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Image for Red Banks Trace - Evansville, INview gallery

SS76.8 km

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Wagon Roads and TrailsRed Banks Trace - Evansville, IN

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Historical Marker for the Red Banks Trace in Evansville, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/27/2011

last visited: 3/6/2013

Image for The Goshen Road - Hamilton County, ILview gallery

SWSW117.5 km

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Wagon Roads and TrailsThe Goshen Road - Hamilton County, IL

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Main route of travel after 1808. About halfway along the route of the historic road is this marker pointing out where it crossed a current state hwy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/24/2014

last visited: never

Image for Kaskaskia - Shawneetown and Goshen Trail - Eldorado, ILview gallery

SWSW125.4 km

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Wagon Roads and TrailsKaskaskia - Shawneetown and Goshen Trail - Eldorado, IL

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This trail ran the width of Illinois from Shawneetown on the Ohio River to Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River. In each area it sometimes changed names.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

Image for Kaskaskia Trail - Eldorado, ILview gallery

SWSW126 km

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Wagon Roads and TrailsKaskaskia Trail - Eldorado, IL

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This trail has another name: Kaskaskia Trail, Shawneetown Trail or sometimes called the combination of Kaskaskai - Shawneetown Trail

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/6/2014

last visited: never

Image for The Goshen Road - Mount Vernon, ILview gallery

WW127.6 km

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Wagon Roads and TrailsThe Goshen Road - Mount Vernon, IL

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From Shawneetown on the Ohio to St. Louis on the Mississippi

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/2/2017

last visited: never

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