Saturday, April 30, 2005

Pay as you go roads

I wonder, Captain Hulbert grew up on the corner of the toll road Sag Harbor Turnpike, his father a cobbler in Bridgehampton, NY. He faked the British Navy by marching his men up one hill, and with coats reversed around the hill, no free provisioning there in Montauk! He served with the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont and submitted a flag design (like a star of David or Solomon's seal, a star at the center and one for each "corner") for the new republic, a 19th century "fake" in the Suffolk County Museum. I wonder if in part, our early revolt was fueled by over-charged toll roads, we built. Nature Conservancy owns some of the land it goes through today.

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