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Vermonters search for roads of yore

In an office adorned with maps of a Vermont long past, Paul Gillies researches the lost roads that once crisscrossed the Green Mountain State. A law recently passed requires towns to find and document the roads or lose the right to them. In an office adorned with maps of a Vermont long past, Paul Gillies researches the lost roads that once crisscrossed the Green Mountain State. A law recently passed requires towns to find and document the roads or lose the right to them. (Caleb Kenna for The Boston Globe)
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / March 4, 2009

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MIDDLESEX, Vt. - Paul Gillies, a Montpelier attorney, traveled a slow and circuitous route on an unpaved mountain track until he reached a hairpin bend in the route. Nearby, where fresh snow resembled a dazzling white comforter, a gap between the pine trees appeared to expose remnants of an old, unused road. (Full article: 838 words)

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