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Artifacts, Primary Sources
Pennsylvania Germans near the Conestoga River first made Conestoga wagons around 1750 to haul freight. By the 1810s, improved roads to Pittsburgh and Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) stimulated trade between Philadelphia, Baltimore, and settlers near the Ohio River. Wagoners with horse-drawn C
Interactives & Media
Trace the cultivation, trade, purchase, and consumption of four key drinks from the Merchant Era: tea, chocolate, water, and whiskey.