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The Turnpikes of New England

by Frederic J. Wood

PRAISED by reviewers in 1920 as "exceptional...exhaustive and authoritative," this fascinating history of New England turnpikes is still the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of these historic roads. Abridged to appeal to the modern reader, this new edition of the 1919 classic retains Wood's well-researched, lively historical accounts of more than 250 roads in the six New England states built as toll roads in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Turnpikes of New England is a treasure for anyone interested in local history, transportation, civil engineering, or the economic development of New England.

Over 200 of the original photographs that lavishly illustrated the original text are reprinted here, capturing the history and flavor of an era past.

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Turnpikes by Woods

6" x 9" paperback, 440 pages, $22.95

ISBN 0-942147-05-7

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