The Evolution of Roads To & Through Pine Plains

The Little Nine Partners Historical Society
invites you to a presentation and conversation

Saturday, July 1, 2017
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Pine Plains Free Library
Community Room
7775 South Main
Pine Plains, NY 12567

Before Pine Plains became a vital hub in the 19th century Railroad network it was dirt roads to and through Pine Plains that emerged where settlement and economic opportunity paved the way.

Bill Jeffway will take us through the 1802 Salisbury Turnpike Map using detailed photographs of this newly-restored map published for the first time. The map is two few feet tall and six feet wide. The Turnpike was built to connect the mines at Salisbury to the Susquehanna River and helped create a “center” of Pine Plains.

Bill Jeffway is Town of Milan Deputy Historian, Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society, Trustee of Historic Red Hook and founder of History Speaks, an effort to make local history more relevant, engaging, and appreciated.

Link to photos of entire 1802 map here.