HILLTOWN HISTORY The Eighth Massachusetts Turnpike, this section in Russell across from the old Whippernon. Not much left of it now but a few stone lined portions, it continues here to the Lane Quarry in Westfield. The first road West was on the opposite side of the Westfield River as Route 20 is now, when the Western Railroad was built, most sections were destroyed however we drive many sections today here and there.

An Act concerning the Rate of Toll on the Eighth Massachusetts Turnpike: BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, that the Eighth Mas- Rate of Toll. sachusetts Turnpike Corporation are hereby empowered to demand and receive six and one quarter cents, and no more, for wagons drawn by one horse over their road and through their gates. Approved by the Governor, March 6, 1834.

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