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What was the most probable mode of travel from the port of New York to the Boston area in the 1880's?
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Created By:Dale H. Cook

> What was the most probable mode of travel from the port of New York to the

> Boston area in the 1880's?

 

Overland would be very likely, as the various branches of the Boston Post Road had improved greatly since the first postriders of the late 1600s. Stage coach service along the Post Road began at about the end of the Revolutionary War.

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Good resources here = http://bostonstates.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
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Created By:David Lambert

Another travel option in the late 19th century was steam boats from Boston going to Connecticut and to New York.  This may have resulted in a dual trip of rail and water.

 

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Created By:marie cory

horse and buggy       i had a relative who traveled throughout new england this way selling pots and pans til he could reach Boston



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