Rates of Toll

Susquehannah Turnpike

 

wpe9.gif (275553 bytes)From the collection at the Durham Center Museum, this rate sheet will give researchers an idea of the costs that were borne by travelers on the old. Road maintenance was not under governmental control and individual corporations were established to build and maintain many of the roads in Greene County. Each Toll Gate maintained record books of those who paid and these ledgers become a valuable tool in identifying which families were living in a certain locality at specific dates. The Durham Center Museum has a number of these original ledgers in their collection, which are available for viewing. Remember, that in the 1800's the letter "s" as we know it was often written like the letter "f". So, horses looks like  horfes to present readers.


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