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The Notch

I live in a beautiful pocket of Northeastern Pennsylvania. As I drive down my road, the elevation allows for a breathtaking view of the mountain once known as 'Leggett's Mountain'. I've often wondered what the area I lived in looked like before highways and businesses came. When there were just a few residents, some winding dirt roads, fields and forest for as far as the eye could see.

A creek cut through the mountains and along it an old warrior path, once used by the Lackawaxen and Iroquois. This gap through the mountains became known as Leggett's Gap. Later, locals called it 'The Notch' and today, PA highway routes 6 & 11 wind their way through the narrow passage between mountains.

I enjoyed studying the history of a beautiful roadway near my home and hope you will enjoy reading the article I wrote on it.

*Originally published on November 8th, 2018 in The Abington Suburban.

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