Monday, January 12, 2015

Civil War Springfield Mass. Had Main Street Macadamized

From the Nov. 19, 1864, Springfield (Mass) Republican.

The Civil War was going on, but the city's Main Street was being "Macadamized."  The old muddy road was being paved by a process using stones that pave the street.

 These stones were being quarried and crushed in an area near the Westfield and West Springfield line that to this day is still being used for trap rock.


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