Walking the Post Road

“Rightly to estimate the present, we must invoke the past, of which we ourselves are the product, and its study cannot fail to teach us the importance of perpetuating those elements of true greatness in New England character bequeathed to us by our Puritan ancestry, and in which their descendants take a justifiable pride.”

Francis Samuel Drake, The History of the Town of Roxbury

Left: First Church of Roxbury, 1804. The fifth meetinghouse on the site since the first church was built in 1632.

1 http://www.coldspringorchard.com/page2.htm , accessed May 11, 2010.

2 ibid.

3 Francis Samuel Drake, The Town of Roxbury: its Memorable People and Places (Boston, 1878. reprinted in 1907 by the Municipal Printing Office), 9.

4 Drake, 266.