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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.

It’s easy to forget (though also easy to find reminders) that the road played many roles in the formation of the nation, not least of which was the origins of our postal service.

Now a writer from Manahttan, Eric Jaffe, reminds us with “The King’s Best Highway,” a 267-page volume that traces Read more of this entry »

Posted by Ken Valenti on Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 11:18 am |
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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE

Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE

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