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the direct road past the Fair Grounds and fol-
low the river to West Chesterfield. At West
Chesterfield turn to the right. The road lies
near the west branch of the Westfield river,
which it crosses several times. You will pass
two roads to the left and bear to the left at the
next separation of the roads. Keep the direct
road bearing around to the left and going up a
long hill to Wortliington Corners. From
Worthington Corners drive south through
Worthington center, Ringvilie and South
Wortiiington to Knightville ; here cross the
Westfield river and take the second road to the
left. This road divides after a few rods ; the
right will take you directly to the church on
Norwich hill, but I think the road to the left,
called the Pond Brook road, is the pleasanter,
following as it does Pond Brook, which is of
considerable size and of rapid fall. At the top
of the hill, turn to the right to Norwich church
and take the road to the east to Northampton.
This road from Norwich hill to Northampton
is very direct. It passes through the town of
Westhampton south of the center, crosses
Kingsley's bridge at Loudville, and is shown
on the County map by a red dotted line. There
are hotels at Ashfield, Cummington, and
Worthington Corners. Sixty-two miles. No
railroad crossings beyond Williamsburg.



Ko. 109.

TO WORTHINGTON— RETURN via
NOR^A^ICH.

Drive to Worthington (No. 99). Return
from Worthington by the same road as far as
West Chesterfield ; here take the road to the
south, which follows the Westfield river about
ten miles to Knightville. For road from
Knightville to Northampton, see No. 108.
F'orty-five miles. No railroad crossings. Ho-
tel at Worthington.



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No. no.

TO HUNTINGTON— RETURN via MONT-
GOMERY AND SOUTHAMPTON.

Drive to Huntington (No. 107) ; return as far
as Norwich bridge, cross this bridge and turn
to the right. Keep the direct road, and when
you enter another road bear to the left, and
then after a few rods turn to the right ; now
keep the direct road up, up, up to Montgomery
center. Then (taking no roads to the right)
turn to the left at either the second or third
road, either of which will take you to Russell-
ville. The views on the road from Montgomery
center to Russellville are said to be very fine.
From Russell ville drive to Southampton,
thence to Northampton (No. 61). Hotel at
Huntington. Thirty-eight miles. Several rail-
road crossings on the return drive.



JVo. 111.

TO PLAINFIELD.

Drive to Goshen (No. 102) ; after passing the
church take the first road to the left, drive on
this road (which is the Cummington road) about
one mile. Soon after passing a road to the right
you will come to a school house, where the road
divides ; bear here to the right, and in a few
rods to the right again. Now keep the direct
road north (do not turn to the left) to a school
house near Spruce Corners. At this point,
turn to the left and keep the direct road, pass-
ing one road to the right and bearing to the
right at the next one, thence the direct road to
Plainfield. Return the same way. Nineteen
miles each way. No railroad crossings beyond
Williamsbur"-.



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Ko. 112.

FORTY-TWO MILES DRIVE.

Drive as in No. Ill, to Plainfield, and in re-
turning, at Plainfield center, turn to the south
at the church, into a road which leads to Mill
brook and follows the brook down to the West-
field river. Cross the Westfield river and turn
to the left to Cummington village, thence to
Goshen, Williamsburg and Northampton, as
shown on the County map by a red line. Ho-
tels at Goshen. Williamsburg and Cumming-
ton. No railroad crossings beyond Williams-
burg,



No. 113.

CONWAY, ASHFIELD, GOSHEN, WIL-
LIAMSBURG.

Drive to Conway (No. 85), thence the road
follows the South river to Ashfield, as shown
by a red dotted line on the County map. At
Ashfield center or Ashfield Plains, turn to the
south, nearly opposite the hotel. Then take
the second left hand road ; you will soon cross
one road and turn to the right at the next road ;
now keep the direct road (take no roads to the
right) to Goshen. From Goshen the road to
Williamsburg is shown on the County map by
a red line. At Williamsburg, turn into South
street and drive to Leeds by the old road,
thence to Northampton. Hotels at Conway,
Ashfield, Goshen and Williamsburg. Forty
miles. Several railroad crossings in North-
ampton.



No. 114.

MORE'S HILL.

Drive to Goshen (No. 102). At Goshen cen-
ter turn to the right at the church ; you will
pass the reservoir on your left and one road to
the right ; turn to the left at the first road,
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which is one and two- thirds miles from Goshen
center ; after driving about one mile you will
see More's hill to the left, about one-half mile
from the road. You will have to walk to the
summit. Return the same way. This summit
is the highest land in Hampshire County ; ele-
vation, 1713 feet. The road from Goshen cen-
ter to the hill is used but little. Thirty miles.
No railroad crossings beyond Williamsburg.



No. 115.

TO GRANBY.
Drive to South Hadley as in No. 9. As you
ascend the hill to the Main street, bear to the
left and drive nearly one-quarter of a mile and
then turn to the right. After driving three-
quarters of a mile you enter another road ;
turn here to the left and then very soon turn
to the right, thence the straight road to Gran-
by. Ten miles each way. The railroad cross-
ings are in Northampton.



No. 116.

TO BERKSHIRE COUNTY.

I have traced in red ink on the Coanty map
three routes to Berkshire County. The north-
ern route passing through Williamsburg, Go-
shen, Cummington, Windsor and Savoy to
Adams. The southern route through Hunt-
ington, Blandford, Otis and Monterey to Great
Harrington. The middle route through Ches-
terfield, Worthington, Peru and Hinsdale to
Pittsfield. The middle route is as easy and
pleasant as any, and by it you enter the
County at its County seat, which being cen-
trally located and having good hotel accommo-
dations, is a good place at which to make your
headquarters (see Maplewood Hotel advertise-
ment). Hotels at Williamsburg, Worthington,
Hinsdale, Goshen, Cummington, Huntington,
Blandford and Otis.



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JVo. 117.

DEERFIELD RIVER VALLEY.

Drive to Aslifield (No. 88), thence over Haw-
ley liill to Charlemont. From here the road fol-
lows up the bank of the Deerfield river to Hice's
hotel near the entrance to the Hoosac Tunnel.
From here you can drive over Hoosac moun-
tain to North Adams. In returning you can
drive down the Deerfield valley through Char-
lemont and Shelburne Falls to Deerfield, thence
to Northampton. Several railroad crossings.



No. 118.

TO SARATOGA.

Drive to North Adams via Williamsburg,
Goshen, Cummington and Savoy, as shown by
a red dotted line on the Coanty map. Or, to
North Adams by No. 117. From North Adams
drive through Williamstown, Pownal, Vt.,
Hoosick Corners, N. Y., Hoosick Falls, Cam-
bridge, Easton, Schuylerville, to Saratoga. Or,
from Easton through Stillwater to Saratoga.
Hotels in nearly every town. Distance about
eighty miles each way.




APPENDIX.



Elevations above Mean Sea Level,

Mostly taken by E. C. Davis, Civil Engineer,
Northampton, Mass.



FEET.

Post Office crossing. Main Street, Northampton, . . 149.7

Floor of South street bridge, 134.11

Edwards Church threshold, main entrance, . . . 157.13

Junction of South and Fort streets, .... 170.44

Fort Hill at E. H. R. Lyman's, 157.75

Bridge Street Park, Cemetery entrance, . . . 135.6

Junction of Park and Prospect streets, at J. R. Tnimbuirs, 182.77

Fountain curbing, at Elm and Prospect streets, . . 194.67

Round Hill summit, . 285.

Junction Elm and Massasoit streets, .... 302.53

Junction Elm and Prospect streets, 192.

Brick Yard Flat, at Bay State road, .... 160.86

Junction Main and Maple streets, Florence, . . . 274.92

Overflow of Dam, Bay State Works, .... 197.85

Hospital Hill, West of Northampton Lunatic Hospital, 332.

Rocky Hill, 438.

Burt's Hill, 453.

Fortification Hill, on Fairbanks' Farm, .... 348.

Bear Hill, north summit, 494.

Bear Hill, south summit, 430.

Horse Mountain, north summit in Williamsburg, . . 566.

Horse Mountain, west summit in Northampton, . . 510.

Horse Mountain, south summit in Northampton, . . 459.

Saw Mill Hill, north summit, 679.

Saw Mill Hill, south summit, ...... 537.

Quigley's Hill, Leeds, 658.

Roberts Meadow, 403.

Roberts Hill, west summit, 749.

Roberts Hill, east summit, 717.

Knob Hill, west of Roberts Meadow, .... 937.

Mineral Hill, north sunnnit, 860.

Mineral Hill, south summit, 497.

Smith's Hill, Westhampton, 1,396.

Turkey Hill, Westhampton, 818.

Turkey HiU, Northampton, 807.

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FEBT.

High\vay at Russell Church, Hadley, .... 122.

Average level of Conn, river at the foot of Hadley street, 98.

First step of Congregational Church at South Hadley, 369.

First step of Congregational Chui-ch at Granby, . . 329.

First step of Congregational Church at Belchertown, . 595.

Hilliard's Knob, South Hadley, 1,120.

Mt. Holyoke Seminary, ridge of roof, .... 325.

Pelhani, village street, 1,292.

Sunderland street, in front of hotel, .... 120.

Chesterfield center, 1,342.

Point one-quarter of mile southwest Chesterfield center, 1,360.
Floor of bridge at Bisbee's mills, Chesterfield, . . 1,020.
Iron water tank on road from Roberts Meadow to Ches-
terfield, 758.

Kidd's Lookout, Chesterfield, 1,400.

Mt. Tom, 1,214.

Mt. Holyoke, 954.

Mt. Nonotuck, 852.

Mt. Toby, 1,275.

More's Hill, Goshen, 1,713.

High Ridge, Williamsburg, 1,480.

RAILROAD TRACKS AT STATIONS.

Springfield, 70.

Chicopee, 79.

Willimansett, 77,

Holyoke, 94.

Smiths Ferry, 122.

Mt. Tom, 123.

Northampton, 125.

Hatfield, 148.

Noith Hatfield, 172.

Whately, 186.

South Deerfield, 207.

Deerfield, 221.

Ware, 489.

Gilbertville, . . 546.

Hay den villa, 432.

Williamsburg, 492.

Easthampton, . . . 169.

Southampton, 195.

Amherst, 258.

Huntington, 373.

Middlefield 918.

Shelburne Falls, 430.

Florence, 273.

Leeds, 356.



The Law Relating to Guide Boards.



Section 1. — Every town shall in the manner provided in this
chapter (53), erect and maintain guide-posts on the highways and
other ways within the town, at such places as are necessary or
convenient for the direction of travellers.

Ssc. 3. — The selectmen or road commissioners of each town
shall submit to the inhabitants at every annual meeting, a report
of all the places in which guide-posts are erected and maintained
within the town, and of all places at which in their opinion they
ought to be erected and maintained. For each neglect or refusal
to make such repoi-t they shall severally forfeit ten dollars.

Sec. 3. —Upon the report of the selectmen or road commission-
ers, the town shall determine the several places at which guide-
posts shall be erected and maintained, which shall be recorded in
the town records. A town which neglects or refuses to determine
such places, and to cause a record thereof to be made, shall forfeit
tive dollars for every month during which it neglects or refuses so
to do ; and in such case, upon any trial for not erecting or main-
taining guide-posts reported to be necessaiy or convenient by the
selectmen or road commissioners, the town shall be estopped from
alleging that such guide-posts were not necessary or convenient.

Sec. 4. — At each of the places determined by the town, there
shall be erected a substantial post of not less than eight feet in
height, near the upper end of which shall be placed a board or
boards, and upon each board shall be plainly and legibly painted
or otherwise marked the name of the next town or place to which
each of such roads leads, and of such town or place of note as the
selectmen or road commissioners may think proper, together with
the distance or number ol miles to the same; and also the figure
of a hand, with the forefinger thereof pointing towards the towns
or places to which said roads lead; but the inhabitants of a town
may at their annual meeting agree upon some suitable substitute
for such guide-posts.

Sec. 5. — Every town which neglects or refuses to erect and
maintain such guide-posts or some suitable substitutes thereof,
shall forfeit annually five dollars for every guide-post which it so
neglects or refuses to maintain.

CHAPTER 203.

Sec. 76. — Whoever willfully and maliciously breaks down, in-
jures, removes, or destroys a monument erected for the purpose
of designating the boundaries of a city or town, or of a tract or
lot of land, or a tree marked for that purpose, or so breaks down,
injures, removes, or destroys a mile-stone, mile-board, oi' guide-
board erected upon a highway or other public way or railroad, or
willfully or maliciously defaces or alters the inscription on any
such stone or board, or willfully oi- maliciously mars or defaces a
building or sign board, or extinguishes a lamp, or breaks, destroys
or removes a lamp, lamp-post, railing, or posts ei'ected on a
bridge, sidewalk, street, highway, court, or passage, shall be pun-
ished by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding six months, or by
fine not exceeding fifty dollars.

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INDEX.







No.


Amherst, ....




8


Ashfield, ....




88


Ashleyville, ....




. 20


Around Hanging Mountain, .




66


Around Mt. Warner,




. 76


Bay Road Drives,




40-43


Belc-hertown, ....




. 94


Berkshire County,




116


Canada Hill, ....




. 67


Chesterfield,




99, 100


Chestnut Mountain,




. .53


Cole's Meadow,




105


Conway, ....




. 85


Cummington,




102


Deerfleld, ....




. 90


Deerfield Valley,




117


Easthaniiiton, ....




11, 28


Easthampton and Northampton, Drives in,






11, 16, 17, 18, 24K, 25, 26, 27, 28, 28^,


29, 30, 34


35, 59, 60


Eight Miles Drive,




. 52


Eight and one-half Miles Drive,




11, 31


Eighteen Miles Drive,


22, 23,


24, 89, 61


Elevations, ....




56


Eleven Miles Drive,


• 3,


27, 48, 74


Esther Mountain, . . " .




98


Five Miles Drive,




7, 74, 74K


Five and one-halt Miles Drive,




1


Fifteen Miles Drive,


18, 19,


37, 53, 76


Fifteen and one-half Miles Drive,




10, 16


Fourteen Miles Drive,


3, 33,


38, 60, 64


Fourteen and one-half Miles Drive,




8, 17


Forty Miles Drive,




89, 90, 1 13


Forty-two Miles Drive,




112


Forty-five Miles Drive, .




. 109


Glendale,




35


Glen, Whately,




. 83


Goodell's Seed Farm,




106


Goshen, ....




. 102


Granby,




115


Greenfield, ....




. 90


Guide Boards, Law Relating to




58


Hadley, ....


.


7


Hanging Mountain, Around




66


Hatfield, ....


.


5


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Haydenville,

High Ridge,

Hockanum,

Holyoke,

Holyoke Mt.,

Huntington,

Kidd's Lookout,

Kingsley's Bridge,

Leeds,

Loch Malley,

Loudville,

Mt. Chestnut,

Mt. Esther,

Mt. Holyoke,

Mt. Nouotuck, .

Mt. Pomeroy,

Mt. Sugar-loaf, .

Mt. Tom, .

Mt. Tom Range, Over, .

Mt. Warner, Around

Montgomery,

More's Hill,

Manassas Gap, or Notch Drive,

Nine Miles Drive,

Nineteen Miles Drive, . . .

Nonotuck Mt., . . . .

North Farms,

North Hadley, . . . . .

Norwich Hill, .....

Notch, or Manassas Gap Drive,
Northampton and Easthampton, Di-ives in

11, 16, 17, 18, 241^, 35, 26, 27, 28, 28)^, 29, 30, 34,
Northampton, Drives wholly in

1, 2, 3, 4, 31, 32, 38, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51,
One Hundred and Sixty Miles Drive,
Over Mt. Tom Range, . . . .

Park Hill, .....

Petticoat Hill, . . . . .

Pine Grove, .....

Plainfield, ......

Plain ville, .....

Pomeroy Mountain, . , . . .

Roberts Meadow, ....

Rocking Stone, ....

Saratoga, .....

Seven Miles Drive, . . . .

Seventeen Miles Drive, . . . 0, 15, 35, 44,



25, 28, 28]^;



No.

12, 13
69

9

21

. 74

107

. 65

4

13, 15
53

4

53
. 98

74
. 741^

68
. 82

18
. 45

76
. 110
114
. 38
32, 73
93,97

. 50

75

. 107

38



35, 59, 60

52, 57, 58

. 118

45

. 29

97

1

111

. 19

68



. lis

105
50, 62 70,



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No.
Seventeen and one-half Miles Drive, ... 63

Six Miles Drive, . . . 24^, 51, 57, 58

Sixteen Miles Drive, . . 14, 21, 45, 54, 55, 104

Sixteen and one-lialf Miles Drive, . . .15

Sixty-two Miles Drive, .... 108

Smiths Ferry, . . . . . .10

Southampton, . . . . . 61, 62

South Amherst, ..... 106

South Hadlej-, . . 9, 10

South Deei-field, . . . .79, SO, 81

Springfield, ..... 20

Suft-av-loaf, Mt., . . . . .82

Sunderland, ..... 77

Ten Miles Drive, ... 2, 5, 26, 49, .50, 59

Ten and one-half Miles Drive, ... 29

Three Miles Drive, . . . . .7.3

Thirteen Miles Drive, . . .18, 30, 47, 103

Thirteen and one -half Miles Drive, . . .84

Thirty Miles Drive, . . . 87, 96, 114

Thirty-four Miles Drive, . . . .20

Thirty-six Miles Drive, . .88, 102, 107

Thirty-seven Miles Drive. . . . .99

Thirty-eight Miles Drive, . . .89, 110, 111

Thirty-nine Miles Drive, . . .92

Twelve Miles Drive, . . 4. 9, 10, 12, 13, 36, 46, 75

Twelve and one-half Miles Drive, . . .34

Twenty Miles Drive, . 65, 66, 68, 71, 72, 83, 106, 115

Twenty-two Miles Drive, .... 98

Twenty-four Miles Drive, . . .67, 77, 80

Twenty-five Miles Drive, . . .69, 78, 99 102

Twenty-six Miles Drive, . . . 79, 81, 82

Twenty-six and one-half Miles Drive, . . 101

Tvventj'-seven Miles Drive, . . . .91

Twenty-eight Miles Drive, . . 85, 86, 94, 100

Twenty-nine Miles Drive, . . .95

Tom, Mt. . . . . 18

Tom Mt. Range, Over . .45

Warner, Mt. Around .... 76

West Chesterfield, . .99

West Farms, ..... 3

West Springfield, . . . . .20

West Whately, . . . . .71, 85

Westhampton, . . . . 22, 23

Whately, . . . . . . 6, 56

Whately Glen, . . . . . .83

Williamsburg, . . . . . 14, 15

Worthington, . ~ . . . .99

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