Observations upon plank roads
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Observations upon plank roads together with the general plank road law of the state of New York, as amended by the laws of 1847, 1848, 1849 & 1850, with such parts of the revised statutes as are referred to in the several acts in relation to plank roads, with notes and references, and the opinion of Judge Gridley in the case of Benedict vs. Goit, and extracts from the opinions of Judges Nelson and Cowan in the case of The People vs. Middletown Turnpike Road Company, and Judge Kent"s opinion in the case of Stewart vs. Rich. by George Geddes

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Published by L. W. Hall in Syracuse .
Written in English


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StatementBy George Geddes.
SeriesAmerican culture series -- 618.27.
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17497099M

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Although most of these roads operated for only a fraction of the + period, the combined mileage of private toll roads that operated at any point in time would be in range of 30, to 52, miles. War of the rebellion; or, Scylla and Charybdis. Consisting of observations upon the causes, course, and consequences of the late Civil war in the United States. strangers' guide-book for Washington, and congressional and clerks' register.: bridges, ferries, plank roads and turnpike roads, with commentaries: also an appendix, containing.   During the plank road boom, with the excitement of profits in the air, it was often suggested that plank roads would last years. Most were worn or rotted in years. Eventually, the high cost of maintenance and the superior transportation and economy of railroads put an end to the plank road boom in Central New York. Brenda Kay Ledford, Author. Poet Brenda Kay Ledford’s roots go back seven generations in Clay County and she draws upon her Appalachian upbringing for the stories she tells and the poems she writes, including those in her new collection, Red Plank House.. “I grew up in a red plank house eating apple butter, wearing homemade clothes and listening to tales on the front porch during the.

Although few today have heard of them, for a short time it seemed that plank roads might be one of the great innovations of the day. In just a few years, more than 1, companies built more t miles of plank roads nationwide, including more than 3, miles in New York (Klein and Majewski , Majewski, Baer, Klein ). The Fawdon Wagonway was from to a 1 mile 3 furlongs ( km) long horse-drawn and partially rope-operated industrial railway in Fawdon near Newcastle upon was the first cable car employing a moving rope that could be picked-up or released by a grip on the cars.. History. Fawdon Colliery was set-up around , and its coal was originally transported via the Kenton and Dates of operation: Approx. – that drew them. Plank roads burst upon New York and the nation as the solution to these problems—wooden roads that formed a hard flat surface upon which wagons could roll unhindered, with little discomfort to man or beast.3 The technique seems to have originated in Russia and was intro duced into Canada around Not surprisingly, news of the. Entire book included here. Tioga County PA History - Table of Contents The History Center on Main Street, 83 N. Main Street, Mansfield PA [email protected]