The Great Wagon Road to the Western Frontier

The Great Wagon Road

The great wagon road led many pioneers out of eastern Pennsylvania (Lancaster and York) and northeastern Maryland into North Carolina. Groups of lowland Scots from Ulster in Northern Ireland and German Lutherans who had arrived at the Port of Philadelphia traveled along that road. The road crossed the Potomac River and entered the Shenandoah Valley near Martinsburg, West Virginia, and continued south through the…



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