Milestones in Our History
"Remember the days of old" Deut. 32:7

MILESTONE 1740. "E R 20 miles Boston 1740" so reads the milestone. Erected by Deacon Ezekiel Robbins near his "Brass Ball Tavern" on West Street, beyond the bridge, near where the Kendall mills now stand. It is on the lawn of the Town Hall. The Tavern has long since been gone. George Washington is said to have stopped here in 1756. Deacon Robbins gave the town its first schoolhouse, and Town Pound.

This sketch is from The Walpole 250th Anniversary Calendar and was done by H. S. Ross.


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