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Subject: Re: [GM-L] Re: Possible migration routes from N.Y.city to Berkshire co.
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 10:18:56 EDT
Those old Indian trails were the basis of all our early roads. The Indians
from Canada, thru the area later Charlestown, New Hampshire and was the
men from north mid-central Mass. towns built the old Fort 4 there - and also,
the Indians canoed down the mighty Connecticut River. The old fort had a
at that river. Trade went up and down.
*Reason was to kill those Indians before they burned towns like Groton,
etc. Fort was built 1740 - Indian trepidations began 1675 in burning towns in
north central Mass. towns
I have transcribed the book (History of the Old Fort No. 4) and its online at