Rowe — Highways

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      The records concerning the roads are fragmentary and not very satisfactory. In 1808 the sum of $500 was voted to repair and maintain the roads; and in 1817 it was voted "that the town is willing to unite with Buckland and other towns in a petition to the General Court for a lottery to build three bridges over Deerfield. River, and that the town clerk be authorized to sign a petition in behalf of the town, if one shall be presented."
      The highways are generally in a passable condition, and in 1878 were in charge of ten road surveyors.
      The Troy and Greenfield Railroad passes through the southwestern part of the town, and has a station at the Hoosac Tunnel, whose eastern terminus is near this town line.

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