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Ancient Traces and Roads
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Description:
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.
Expanded Description:
The goal of this category is to locate an existing road that was originally a wilderness route. While you are not expected to waymark the entire route, notable areas of interest along the route will serve as a focal point for your find. A river crossing, evidence of former use of the route, the start or end of the trail, notable cities and structures are a few examples. These roads can be found around the world, and waymarks from other lands are encouraged.
Instructions for Posting a Ancient Traces and Roads Waymark:
Locate evidence of a road that had origins as a migratory route. Not only could this include such things as buffalo roads, but also aboriginal trails and portage routes. Evidence could be a sign, mural, milepost, pass, salt lick, river crossing, portage, or other notable feature of the origins or early use of the route. You need to provide some indication that this route had its origins as a migratory or aboriginal route. This could be a historical sign or a webpage. A good example of this is the Wilderness Road in Kentucky. By the way, we are not talking about roads originally used to drive livestock. It is okay to use those early traces that were used by drovers in later years. Also, this should be a major route and not just something a few miles long.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
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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Ancient Traces and RoadsRiver Terminus of Zane's Trace

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End of Zane's Trace at the Ohio River, joining with the Maysville Road, another old buffalo trace through Kentucky. The other end was at Wheeling, WV, with part of the route forming a basis of the National Road in Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/6/2008

last visited: 3/29/2011

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Ancient Traces and RoadsMaysville, KY Buffalo Mural

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Mural by Danford Murals depicting the migration of buffalo along the nearby trace in the 1600's, heading for a river crossing into Ohio. Part of a group of murals on the floodwall depicting local history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 3/24/2008

last visited: 6/27/2014

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Ancient Traces and RoadsAlanant-O-Wamiowee

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Historical marker detailing the trace through Kentucky that was created by prehistoric animals. Later this was used by buffalo, and then by indians and local settlers. This path also became part of Zane's Trace in Ohio and into West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 3/24/2008

last visited: 9/17/2009

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Ancient Traces and RoadsEarly Stage-Mail Route, Washington, KY

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Historical sign located near Washington, Ky, detailing the history of the road nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/31/2010

last visited: never

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Ancient Traces and RoadsZane's Trace - Dunkinsville, OH

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A monument about Zane's Trace, an important road during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, is located on SR 41 near Dunkinsville, Ohio, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/28/2008

last visited: 12/27/2008

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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 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 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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