Conestoga Wagons were invented by the Germans and were first used to haul goods from Philadelphia to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They were named after the Conestoga River in the Lancaster area.

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Before and After the French and Indian War Conestoga Wagons were used to transport German settlers down the Great Wagon Road from Lancaster, PA to Harper’s Ferry and then on down the Shenandoah Valley along what became Rt. 11 and the I-81

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Model of a Conestoga Wagon

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Another Model of a Conestoga Wagan

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Still Another Model of a Conestoga Wagon

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Still Another Model of a Conesotga Wagon

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Conestoga Wagon on Display at the Zane Grey/National Road Museum in Cambridge, Ohio

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