New York Turnpikes

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== Timeline  ==
 
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*1794 New York passed a law for the laying out and improvement of Genesee Road  
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*1794 New York passed a law for the laying out and improvement of [[Great Genesee Road]]
*1797 Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Corporation established
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*1797 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Albany and Schenectady Turnpike] Corporation chartered
 
*1799 Cherry Valley Turnpike first constructed as a toll road  
 
*1799 Cherry Valley Turnpike first constructed as a toll road  
*1799 Rensselaer & Columbia Turnpike chartered  
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*1799 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Rensselaer and Columbia Turnpike] chartered  
*1800 Seneca Turnpike chartered  
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*1800 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Seneca Turnpike] chartered  
*1800 Mohawk Turnpike established
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*1800 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Mohawk Turnpike] chartered
*1802 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike started
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*1801 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike] chartered
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*1802 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Ulster and Delaware Turnpike] chartered
 
*1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized  
 
*1803 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension authorized  
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*1805 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York Ontario and Genesee Turnpike] chartered
 
*1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse  
 
*1806 Seneca Turnpike expanded through Syracuse  
 
*1806 Catskill Turnpike completed  
 
*1806 Catskill Turnpike completed  
*1806 Ulster and Delaware Turnpike chartered
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*1808 Newburgh and Cochecton Turnpike completed  
*1808 Cochecton – Newburgh Turnpike completed  
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*1811 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension completed  
 
*1811 Cherry Valley Turnpike extension completed  
 
*1812 Mount Hope – Lumberland Turnpike started  
 
*1812 Mount Hope – Lumberland Turnpike started  

Revision as of 00:04, 5 February 2013

Early turnpikes were toll roads and were comparatively good highways. They were called turnpikes because they were barred by a pike (or pole) balanced and swinging on a post. This aparatus was placed in the center of the early turnpikes as a toll gate. When the traveler paid his toll, the pike was turned parallel with the road and the toll-payer passed through.

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