September 17, 2012
Highways in colonial America could be as wide as 165 feet across. Their width provided safety from ambush and room for driving herds of animals.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.