Genesee Wagon Road



from Cultural Contexts report, 2004: Genesee Wagon Road Company (circa 1861) John D. Patrick immigrated from Missouri. He received a twelve-year charter from the territorial legislature to operate a portion of the road in Mount Vernon Canyon as a toll road. His residence and the tollhouse were located at the head of the canyon. In 1880, the Jefferson County commissioners paid $700 for the Genesee Wagon Road and dedicated it as the Mount Vernon Road public highway. The road was also called Mount Vernon Road, Jackson's Trail, Casto's Road, and Tarryall Road to South Park Diggin's.
Source: Cultural Contexts report, 2004, p 18
 


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