On the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns & Turnpikes, 1700-1900
Originally published in 1988 by the New Hampshire Historical Society, this richly illustrated and entertaining book is an invaluable resource for everyone interested in the state's history. Nine extensively researched chapters depict historic taverns and tavern society of 18th- and 19th-century New England. The authors vividly reconstruct the physical landscape: the taverns themselves, the network of roads, travel conditions, traffic and commerce. The reader is immersed in the contemporary tavern atmosphere: encounters with fellow travelers, food, drink, entertainment, and hospitality.
Authors: James L. Garvin and Donna-Belle Garvin