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This presentation is intended to shed some light on the locations of previously undocumented segments of colonial roadway that provided passage between the Mohawk Valley and the headwaters of the Susquehanna watershed.
I will draw on recent research that I have conducted as part of my work at the New York State Museum, studying the historical geography of inland navigation in the Early Republic with a particular focus on the canals and waterway improvements created by the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company between the years 1792 and 1820.
It is the discovery of new information embedded in my research into transportation systems in the 1790s that unlocked the "secrets"about transportation in the 1750s that I will be revealing here.