From Path to Highway: The Story of the Boston Post Road

from path to highway by gail gibbons

A history of the Boston Post Road from its early days as a series of Indian trails to the present.---from the publisher

32 pages                  978-0690045130                       Ages 5-8

Keywords:  roads, history, travel, Social Studies Curriculum, informational picture book, American history, part of a series, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

Read alikes:  The Changing Countryside;  The Changing City


Spanning 500 years this informational picture book traces the history of the Boston Post Road which stretched from Boston to New York City.  It begins with the snap of a twig as Native Americans used the path in their culture and continues its way through milestones and turnpikes ending with evolution of the road eventually to a four lane highway.

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,

Interesting books for children who enjoy seeing how places have changed over time:  The House on Maple Street; A Street Through Time

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