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Many ancient migratory paths of buffalo and other grazing mammals served as the basis of some of our current routes. Aboriginal people would often use the paths to hunt these same animals, as well as to travel throughout their territories. Early military expeditions and explorers took advantage of the existing routes to travel into the wilderness. Settlers also used these same paths to travel into the new territories. Eventually many of these became the basis of our modern roads.
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Ancient Traces and RoadsPotomac Path/King's Highway - Triangle VA

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The King's Highway connected the first settlements from Massachusetts to South Carolina and followed an old American Indian trail through much of Virginia, also known as the Potomac Path.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/18/2010

last visited: never

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Ancient Traces and RoadsGreat Indian Warrior/Trading Path - Hagerstown, Maryland

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Historical marker for a historic Native American trail in Hagerstown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: 7/22/2016

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