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Old 01-04-2009, 08:42 PM   #112
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Location: Gateway to Skyline Drive, Virginia
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Pack Horse Run

Marker is at the intersection of River Road (County Route 17/1) and Trough Road (County Route 31/1), along with two other markers.

Known as Boteler's Ford, Blackford's Ford, Pack Horse Ford, and other names, the shallow crossing of the Potomac River less than a mile downstream from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, was used by travelers since Native American times.

The plaques about cover the available information on Pack Horse Ford.

At the banks, looking to the Maryland side of the Potomac. Facing northwest from the Pack Horse Run marker. There is similar marker on the Maryland side.

Some shots of the drive from Shepherdstown on River Road

Cement Mill ruins

Furnace ruin

Building at the Cement Mill. If buildings could talk. The stories it could tell.

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