Vermonters unearth roads of yore to update maps of public land – The Boston Globe

Vermonters unearth roads of yore to update maps of public land – The Boston Globe: “Paul Gillies, a Montpelier attorney, traveled a slow and circuitous route on an unpaved mountain track until he reached a hairpin bend in the route. Nearby, where fresh snow resembled a dazzling white comforter, a gap between the pine trees appeared to expose remnants of an old, unused road.”

Well, it’s not exactly the kind of road history I’m into – I really only get interested once the routes have numbers – but I still think it’s a fascinating topic. It also plays into my interest (indirectly) of the towns that were abandoned for the Quabbin. Times change and the roads we needed then aren’t so necessary now. Who knows what current highways will still be in use in 200 years?

(Via Boston.com.)

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