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Interpreting the Turkeyfoot on the "Youghiogheny River South" section of the Great Allegheny Passage Location; just north of Confluence PA, at the junction of the rivers Notes: George Washington passed this way. He called this the "turkeyfoot" by way of describing the unusual 3-way confluence of the Youghiogheny River, the Casselman River, and Laurel Hill Creek (yes, that's why the town is called Confluence). From this little rest area you can see Laurel Hill Creek (under the bridge in the middle distance) and the Casselman River (coming from behind the trees on the right) conflow with the Youghiogheny River (entering just behind the fence on the right and exiting to the left). The interpretive sign features George Washington at approximately this location (photo by Mary Shaw; all rights reserved).

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