Included are a woodcut and a page of manuscript text:
"The Old Gmt. and Perkiomen Turnpike was finished about 1801. Toll gates were erected along the line of the road. Probably the most interesting & famous of the ten keepers was Enos Springer, who kept the one on Main St., corner of Poor House lane, or Rittenhouse St. He was a quaint old bachelor with good solid sense & philosophy that made him popular, with classes who used the toll gate or purchased poultry from him. On one occasion he with a party of friends were visiting among the neighbors to see who had the fattest hogs..... "Springer died from the result of an jury during the visit of a jury of view over the turnpike, previous to it being condemned and its purchase by the city of Phila. The old toll house was never reopened."
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