Boston Post Road, from the nation’s origins
Many of us drive Boston Post Road — Route 1 — to traverse downtown New Rochelle, visit car dealers and diners, get to Playland or the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye.
Now a writer from Manahttan, Eric Jaffe, reminds us with “The King’s Best Highway,” a 267-page volume that traces the origins of the Boston Post Road back to the 1630s, when it was no more than a path out of Boston, which was then a town of about 150 people.
Jaffe will give a talk on the book at the New Rochelle Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (June 24.) The event is free.
Jaffe and his book will also be the subject of my Going Places column in The Journal News this Sunday.