Stage-coach And Tavern Days by Alice Morse EarleStage-coach And Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle

Stage-coach And Tavern Days

byAlice Morse Earle

Paperback | August 23, 2012

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Excerpt: ...had perfected their systems. McAdam's son, Sir James McAdam, was General Superintendent of Metropolitan Roads in England when, as he expressed it, "the calamity of railways fell upon us." This "calamity" brought these results: coaches ran less frequently, and all horse-carriage decreased, toll receipts diminished, Pg 232 many turnpike roads became bankrupt and passed into possession of towns and parishes, and are kept in scarcely passable repair. Many English macadamized roads are only kept in order in half, while the other part of the road bears weeds and grass. The first American turnpike was not in Pennsylvania, as is usually stated, but in Virginia. It connected Alexandria (then supposed to be the rising metropolis) with "Sniggers and Vesta's Gaps"

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Title:Stage-coach And Tavern DaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1151219487

ISBN - 13:9781151219480

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