Gore Road in Blandford History per request…Robert Blair removed to Blandford and purchased that tract of land now called “The Gore” The original purchase consisted of five hundred acres. Here he built a log house for the accommodation of his family, and began to clear the land. The whole region about was one unbroken forest, and the foot-path which led to the nearest fort, a distance of two miles, was through the same undisturbed wild of nature. He remained a few years, when his fear of Indians and the distance from the fort induced him to return to Worcester. The journey was performed upon horseback, carrying his wife and three children and household furniture with him. They stayed five years in Worcester, and then returned to Blandford. Mr. Blair was chosen deacon of the Presbyterian Church, and served many years in that capacity. He died in 1802. (from Turnpikes and Taverns)

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