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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 RoadsBuffalo Trace, Ohio River Crossing - Louisville, KY

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The area from the McAlpine Locks and Dam in Louisville to the Falls of the Ohio, located just across the river in Indiana, was once a major river crossing for migrating pre-settlement herds of American Bison.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/18/2007

last visited: 5/26/2012

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Ancient Traces and RoadsStamping Grounds, KY

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Small community named after the large bowl-shaped depression created by buffalo who were drawn to the area by a natural spring. Numerous trails intersected nearby. This is one of three similar formations in the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/27/2008

last visited: never

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Ancient Traces and RoadsGreat Crossing, KY

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This is a crossing of the Elkhorn Creek, along the buffalo trace from southeastern Kentucky to SW Ohio

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/27/2008

last visited: never

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Ancient Traces and RoadsThe Great Buffalo Road, Covington, KY

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Mural depicting the prehistoric river crossing by buffalo herds and hunting by aboriginals near this location.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/12/2007

last visited: 7/3/2011

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Ancient Traces and RoadsWhetzel Trace, the road to Indy and more

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Established around 1818 by Jacob Whetzel this was one of the first routes through the "new purchase" leading from east to west. It wasn't even intended to be a main road in the beginning...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/2/2012

last visited: 1/26/2014

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