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English: About the history of all these pictures of John Krepps Tavern, which would later become known as the Malden Inn.
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The historic Malden Inn (e.1820s); at the junction of 'Malden Road' and the first National Road (now U.S. Route 40) in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Malden, Pennsylvania is a small bedroom community officially part of the Borough of Centerville and about the same distance (2-3 miles) from Brownsville & West Brownsville, California, PA and Borough of Centerville, PA[1]. Malden Inn, built between 1820 and completed in 1830, first opened as a roadside tavern (John Krepps Tavern) along the National Pike (e.-1811) wagon road.
Brownsville, Pennsylvania was the first possible (closest) place travelers crossing the Alleghenies could reach the waters of the Ohio River and Mississippi River drainage basins. Most river banks were too steep for wagons, and on the convex side of a sweeping curve, Brownsville had several tributary streams cutting across the cliff face formed by the River's cut bank. The opposite shore also had several climbable slopes and the two banks were connected by a passable ford. The road westward climbed up slope and reached a flat area through Malden, land-linked the Ohio River ford at Wheeling, WV to the river ford between the Brownsville's across the Monongahela River (where the mountainous terrain was behind one's wagon) through the shallow crossing south and upstream of riverboat building center of Brownsville and the flat shores of West Brownsville. The wagon road was an emigrant trail, serving to convey settlers west to the new lands of the Northwest Territory and the Mississippi River basin. The Cumberland Pike began as a privately funded toll road, between Baltimore and Cumberland, Maryland, then gradually extended westwards as improvements could be made. The toll road never reached West of Brownsville, and the balance (eventually reaching Vandalia, Illinois) was built with Federal funds to support westward migration. The part from the Monongahela to the Ohio River crossing at Wheeling, West Virginia, in general, followed the path of the western leg of the long Amerindian trail known as Nemacolin's Path or 'Chief Nemacolin's Trail', as had the Cumberland Pike through the Mountains.
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Malden Inn 
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Instance of hotel
LocationBlainsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania
Heritage designation
  • place listed on the National Register of Historic Places
40° 02′ 16.8″ N, 79° 55′ 51.6″ W
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Malden Inn (en); Malden Inn (fr) Hotel in den Vereinigten Staaten (de); hotel in de Verenigde Staten (nl)
  1. GNIS page of Malden, Pennsylvania

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