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Benjamin Lightfoot Survey Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0203
Abstract

This manuscript notebook includes survey data of a road to be built between Pottsville to Shamokin (then an Indian Territory) in 18th century. It also contains detailed information on surveyor’s measurements and coordinates; descriptions of the terrain, and insight into frontier Pennsylvania and the interaction between the English settlers, militias and the native people on the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers of colonial Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1759-1860; 1759, 1770, 1850, 1860

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