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Much of the road network is based on the original turnpikes built to link towns and which you had to pay to use.
The turnpike trustees wanted a new Act and the turnpikes were wrecked twice again in July 1749.
The hangings and the fear of armed response obviously had the desired affect as there were no more trouble concerning the turnpikes after 1749.
In addition, he supplied capital for the development of local turnpikes throughout the Black Country.
On turnpikes, bridges, canals and railways $53,35 2, 649 was spent between 1826 and 1843, the public debt in the latter year reaching the high-water mark of $42,188,434.