250-year-old map of Pennsylvania recalls little-known, colonial-era border dispute with Connecticut

A map drafted in 1774 of Pennsylvania illustrates a little-known dispute over land between Pennsylvania and Connecticut that led to the Pennamite-Yankee wars. The hand-drawn map had belonged to the Independence Seaport Museum, which auctioned it off earlier in December. The Pennamite-Yankee wars took place around Wilkes-Barre in Northereastern Pennsylvania, a city founded by Yankee settlers form Connecticut seeking to expand that colony’s territory.

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