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History, structure, and statistics of plank roads in the United States and Canada

by William Kingsford

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Published by A.Hart, late Carey & Hart in Philadelphia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby W. Kingsford. With Remarks on roads in general / by F.G. Skinner. And, A letter on plank roads / by Charles E. Clarke
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 45231, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 45231
ContributionsSkinner, F. G., Clarke, Charles E. (Charles Ezra), 1789-1863
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche (24 fr.)
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24618168M
ISBN 100665452314

- Territory comprising what is now Wisconsin comes under United States control. Transportation is primarily by trails and waterways. - Wisconsin becomes a terri tory. Territorial roads are authorized. The first military road completed from Ft. Howard to Fort Crawford. - Milwaukee to Watertown plank road constructed. At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets such as community centers and schools. For unemployed, out-of- school young people, YouthBuild is an opportunity for them to reclaim their educations, gain the skills.

The No. 2 Tollgate House that stood along old the plank road from Lansing to Howell is the only remaining plank road tollhouse in Michigan.. Built around , this preserved structure now offers. MLA citation style: United States Congress. Senate. Skeleton map showing the Rail Roads completed and in progress in the United States, and those projected through the Public Lands and their connection with the principal harbours on the Lakes and on the Seaboard; printed by order of the Senate of the United States the 9th: Sess: 31st Congress

Royal roads, says Professor G. P. de T. Glazebrook in a fascinating section of his book A History of Transportation in Canada, were supposed to be 24 feet wide with a 3—foot ditch at each side; communication roads were 18 feet wide, also with ditches, and mill roads were of unspecified width. Beginning in the early s, railroad construction in the United States increased dramatically. Prior to , approximat miles of track had been laid. Between and , another , miles were added to the nation's growing railroad system. Much of the growth can be attributed to the building of the transcontinental railroads.


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History, structure, and statistics of plank roads in the United States and Canada by William Kingsford Download PDF EPUB FB2

History, structure, and statistics of plank roads in the United States and Canada structure [microform] by Kingsford, William, ; Skinner, F. Remarks on roads in general; Clarke, Charles E. (Charles Ezra), A letter on plank roadsPages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kingsford, William, History, structure, and statistics of plank roads, in the United States and Canada.

Get this from a library. History, structure, and statistics of plank roads: in the United States and Canada. [William Kingsford; F G Skinner; Charles E Clarke].

The Plank Road and the $ Bull. Transportation was the one cry of the people in the days when John Comstock was battling to make Liberty Mills the trading center of the Northern Indiana universe. It was anything for a way to get some place and back, or to get produce to.

his History, Structure and Statistics of Plank Roads in the United States and Canada. Another widely quoted source was A Manual of 7 Wheaton J. Lane, From Indian Trail to Iron Horse: Travel and Transportar tion in New Jersey, (Princeton, ), ; Durrenberger, Turnpikes, Financed primarily by residents of declining rural townships, plank roads were seen as a means of linking isolated areas to the canal and railroad network.

A broad range of individuals invested in the roads, suggesting that the drive for bigger markets was supported by Cited by: The first plank road in the United States was the Syracuse-Central Square road. A mile road built for $23, out of eight foot wide, four inch thick hemlock planks, the Syracuse-Central road was a massive success.

In its first two yearsteams passing over it generated $12, in revenue. The Plank Road Boom was an economic boom that happened in the United States. Largely in the Eastern United States and New York, the boom lasted from to the mid s.

Largely in the Eastern United States and New York, the boom lasted from to the mid s. A plank road is a road composed of wooden planks or puncheon logs.

Plank roads were commonly found in the Canadian province of Ontario as well as the Northeast and Midwest of the United States in the first half of the 19th century. The plank having been laid, the next thing is to grade a road some ten or twelve feet wide on one side, and two or three on the other, by taking earth from the ditches on each side, and bringing it, by a ditch scraper, just up to and even with the upper side of the plank, so that if a wheel runs off the track, it passes upon a smooth surface of earth.

In Kingsford moved to the United States. He surveyed, provided estimates for, and supervised the laying out of streets and the distribution of building lots in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then conducted a survey of the plank-road system for the state.

History, structure, and statistics of plank roads, in the United States and Canada by: Kingsford, William, Published: () Wood paving in London a practical treatise / by: Stevens, John Lee. Published: () Plan and charter of the Florence and Keyport Company with remarks on plank-roads.

It's also the last wooden road still standing in the United States. "Here it sits, years later out in the desert," said Han. The one lane, narrow road used to stretch miles.

The history of American agriculture (–) covers the period from the first English settlers to the modern day. Below are detailed timelines covering farm machinery and technology, transportation, life on the farm, farmers and the land, and crops and : Mary Bellis.

It's a Micro size geocache, with difficulty ofterrain of It's located in Oregon, United States. First in The Great Plank Road series.

Portland pioneers Daniel Lownsdale and William Chapman forsaw the need for a permanent road that would move goods and services to the west side of the Tualatin mountains.

The history of post-confederation Canada began on July 1,when the British North American colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were united to form a single Dominion within the British Empire.

Upon Confederation, the United Province of Canada was immediately split into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The colonies of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia joined.

Great Plank Road. The Great Plank Road, constructed inconnected productive agricultural communities in the Tualatin Valley to Portland. Paved with sixteen-foot, three-inch-thick wooden planks, the road offered an improved route from agricultural communities to Portland and its large market.

Quick Description: This plank road which was completed inran from Syracuse to Central Square, covering miles. It was the first plank road in the United States, copying the design of plank roads already in existence in Canada. John’s Parish Hall, on Front Street in York, Ontario, was the first Anglican church in Haldimand County.

It is a two-storey gabled roof, plank structure built in typical nineteenth century Regency Gothic style. It was designated by Haldimand County for historical and architectural reasons with By-law / Our Country, Our Parliament – Handouts and Printables © Library of Parliament Page 1 of 26 Handouts and PrintablesFile Size: KB.

Plank roads in Canada‎ (10 F) S Shu Roads‎ (1 C, 9 F) U Plank roads in the United States‎ (1 C, 23 F) Media in category "Plank roads" The following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. Alishan Giant Trees 1, × ; KB.Plank roads were still popular into the 20th century where the first motorists, struggling to negotiate muddy roads and bumpy gravel roads with their Model T, were all too happy to have a level surface on which to drive.

Plank roads were expensive and they required vasts amount of lumber.Highways, Ways and Plank Roads: The Statutes of New York in Relation to Highways, Bridges, Ferries and Plank Roads, With Commentaries; Also, an Forms and Precedents (Classic Reprint) [William S.

Bishop] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from Highways, Ways and Plank Roads: The Statutes of New York in Relation to Highways, Bridges.