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Sixth Massachusetts Turnpike. The company was established in 1799 and built a 42 mile road in 1800 at a cost of $33,500 from Amherst to Shrewsbury. The road also passed through the towns of Pelham, Greenwich, Hardwick, New Braintree, Oakham, Rutland, Holden and Worcester. In Shrewsbury, it connected with the "Great Road", later called "Boston Road". Tolls where collected until 1829, when the road became free.
Jonathan Warner. Born in Hardwick, he was an officer during the Revolution progressing, from Lieutenant of the Hardrick militia to Captain in the Continental Army. He is best known for his role in Shay's rebellion. While chasing rebel militia, he was captured and held prisoner for several days. He retired as a Major-General.
Stock. Issued in 1801. #974. Signed by Jonathan Warner as President.
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