Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Mile Marker

Mile Marker, 1768, photo by Midge Frazel, 26 Oct 2014

Found outside the Wayland Historical Society in Wayland, MA an intact "mile marker" indicating that from that location to Boston is 19 miles (by horseback). This is the GPS of its day!

The back of this marker is rough and it looks a LOT like a gravestone that was never used. I think the letters have paint on them. The person walking ahead of me laid their umbrella on it while they opened it up. I almost screamed.


Anonymous said...

Hi Midge, MA has such rich history! Informative post. I enjoyed seeing a picture of a real mile marker.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Midge, very interesting mile market! I have driven to Boston many times. This has more character than today's signs.