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Veselik Pens Article About Ancestor's Toll Book and the Southwest Turnpike

The article is based on a toll receipt book kept by Veselik's great-great-grandfather, Robert B. Allen, of Smyth County. Allen was a toll gate keeper east of Marion along the Southwestern Turnpike. It also places the Southwest Turnpike in the larger context of transportation development in the region, the state, and the nation.

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