Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Plank Road Revisited – Part 1
here on the original post.)
Well, in July of this year I received a very interesting email from a Mr. T. Derby concerning some inaccuracies in that article, as well as on the monument tablet itself.
You see, Mr. Derby is a historical records researcher. He really cares about local history, and wants to make sure it’s recorded correctly.
He's not afraid to challenge long-held beliefs, and fearlessly pokes holes in the most sacred of local legends using facts gleaned from meticulous research. Sometimes, taking on what has been long accepted as the truth can be a challenge – but in the end, his research results in historical wrongs being made right.
Tomorrow, Mr. Derby and I will bust up some myths about the timeline of the plank road – plank by plank!