The High Road and Mass. Ave.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 14 17:41:30 UTC 2013

At 1/14/2013 11:45 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>On Jan 14, 2013, at 11:35 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> >  But at least for Massachusetts
> > Avenue, it had a higher name even than "the High Street": it was
> > called "the King's Highway"* -- until the Revolution.  In Boston,
> > King St. and Queen St. lost their titles at about the same time.
> >
> > * Sometimes "the Great Road".
>Or "the Great Highway", as the one that skirts the ocean in S.F.?

I don't think David Fischer, in "Paul Revere's Ride", calls it "the
Great Highway", and I take him as authoritative.


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