Historic Bronze Beaver Stolen

The plaque and beaver prior to the theft.

The Pennsylvania State Police are asking for help finding who stole a historic bronze beaver and plaque from the intersection of Rose Valley Rd. and Traymore Ln, some time on April 4th or 5th. They had been at that location since 1926. Rose Valley Borough is offering a reward of $5,000 for the recovery of the items.

This historical marker marked the Minquas Indian Trail, a trade route from the Susquahanna region to trading posts near the Schuylkill. The Susquehannock tribe as well as Dutch, Swedish and English traders all used the trade route to primarily trade furs in the 17th century. The name Minquas is the Lenape term for treacherous, which is their name for the Susquehannock, their traditional enemy.

Categories: Government, History