Boston Rambles

Boston Rambles

A Rambler Walks and Talks About the Hub of the Universe

Posts filed under Walking the Post Road

The Upper Post Road Milestones (WTPR#14)

“He was buried in the tomb of his fathers; but his epitaphs are only to be read on the numerous mile-stones that skirt the roads…” Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, in History of Norfolk County, referring to Paul Dudley. One more entry (#14) from my Walking the Post Road Project. The purpose of these entries is to… (read more)

Milestones (WTPR#6)

‘Feria secunda, July 14, 1707. Mr. Antram and I, having Benjamin and David to wait on us, measured with his wheel from the Town-House Two Miles, and drove down stakes at each mile’s end, in order to place Stone-posts in convenient time. From the Town house to the Oak and Walnut, is a mile wanting… (read more)

Deviating from the Straight Path (WTPR#5)

. “One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be” Paul Revere’s Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . “Parting is such sweet sorrow” Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 William Shakespeare This entry is another (#5 in the original project) from the Walking the Post Road project. I… (read more)

Boston Neck. No Man’s Land (WTPR#4)

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”   Khalil Gibran The Voice of the Master This entry is a transfer of Entry #4  from my Walking the Post Road Project. In this walk I make… (read more)

Transitions (WTPR#3)

“ As to politeness and humanity, they (the northern provinces of colonial America) are much alike except in the great towns where the inhabitants are more civilized, especially att Boston” Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Gentleman’s Progress: The Itinerarium, 1744. (*) In this entry I have brought over from my Walking The Post Road project entry #3,… (read more)