The High Road and Mass. Ave.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 15 16:32:09 UTC 2013

At 1/15/2013 06:32 AM, Margaret Lee wrote:
>In Hampton, VA, (the oldest continuous English-speaking settlement
>in America) there still exist a King Street and a Queen Street,
>major cross streets in downtown. There is no Main Street.    --Margaret Lee

Damned recalcitrant Loyalists!


>________________________________ From: Joel S. Berson
><Berson at ATT.NET> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Sent: Monday, January
>14, 2013 12:41 PM Subject: Re: The High Road and Mass. Ave.   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.
>Joel >LH > >---------------------------------------------------------
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