Town Square

"Baulking" or hauling a mast tree through a town square. Town roads and squares were defined in shape and path in part by the turning radius of the large trees.

From the book, New England Masts and the King's Broad Arrow, by Samuel F. Manning, 1979. Illustrations courtesy of the author and illustrator.

Database ID: 
VA454.M36-27
Geographic Location: 
Maine
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