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This view of the entrance to the Cascadilla Creek gorge shows the Warrior's Trail in the foreground. The trail entered present-day Tompkins County from the north and included a segment connecting Cayuga Lake to Owego Street (now known as State/Martin Luther King Jr. Street). This path was an early migration route for the Cayugas, as well as European traders and settlers. Norris wrote in detail about the Warrior's Trail in his 1944 book, Old Indian Trails in Tompkins County. The log cabin of Peter Hinepaugh, one of the first settlers in 1789, is shown on the left. The Little Pepper Mill at the creek had a capacity of 25 bushels a day. Quigg's Log Cabin Store is also shown. David Quigg was Ithaca's first permanent merchant.