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Monday, May 9, 2016

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 advertisement from a 1909 issue of Good Roads magazine

      IMPROVE NEW KENT ROADS
                                   Machine and Team Bought for Pushing the Work.
                                               [Special to The Times-Dispatch]

ROXBURY, VA., July 11.-The Board of Supervisors of New Kent met at the courthouse Tuesday. All four of the road overseers for the county recently appointed tendered their resignations, and these were accepted. One overseer was appointed to take charge of the whole county. Six fine mules have been purchased. with a new road machine, wagons and all implements, at a cost of $2,500. This is a costly experiment, and all hope to see good roads.
A representative of the Peninsula Improvement Company was present looking to the proposed moving of the courthouse to Boulevard. The idea seems to be growing in favor.
The July term of Circuit Court will be held the fourth Tuesday. Many civil cases will be disposed of at this term. There are no criminal cases.

-The Times-Dispatch, 12 July 1908



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