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  • 1-77 Marker snd Coordinates 1-77 Marker snd Coordinates
  • 1-77 John Brown House Sign 1-77 John Brown House Sign
  • 1-77 John Brown Tree Sign (Tree is Gone) 1-77 John Brown Tree Sign (Tree is Gone)
  • 1-77 John Brown House 1-77 John Brown House
  • 1-77 Tour Hours 1-77 Tour Hours
  • 1-77 Sign on Corner Across street from marlker 1-77 Sign on Corner Across street from marlker
  • 1-77 Perkins Stone Mansion 1-77 Perkins Stone Mansion
  • 1-77 Arrowhead Marker, courtesy William Yeck/Jason Hanna 1-77 Arrowhead Marker, courtesy William Yeck/Jason Hanna
  • 1-77 Original arrowhead casted for the bronze trail markers 1-77 Original arrowhead casted for the bronze trail markers
  • 1-77 #1- The Marker 1-77 #1- The Marker
  • 1-77 #2- The Setting 1-77 #2- The Setting
  • 1-77 #3-Noitce the Arrowhead, 50 of them mark the trail today -10/16/06 1-77 #3-Noitce the Arrowhead, 50 of them mark the trail today -10/16/06
  • 1-77 #4- A bronze statue marks the Northernmost point of the portage 1-77 #4- A bronze statue marks the Northernmost point of the portage
  • 1-77 #5- A closer look 1-77 #5- A closer look
Title, side A
Portage Path
Text, side A
You are standing on the famous portage, carrying-place between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers. The two streams and the portage across the watershed formed an early route between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. First the Indians, then French and English traders and trappers, and finally American settlers and travelers carried their canoes and packs across this narrow strip of land in passing, by way of the rivers, between northern and southern Ohio. The portage was a part of the defined boundaries in the treaties with the Indians made at Fort McIntosh (1785), Fort Harmar (1789), and Green Ville (1795). Use of the portage was discontinued in 1827 when the Ohio and Erie Canal was built along the old trail. Today, modern Akron streets--Portage Path and Manchester Road--follow the approximate route of the original portage.
Location
Located at the intersection of Copley and Diagonal roads
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.084400, Longitude: -81.542300.
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