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Governor John Wentworth and the King's Council voted in the spring of 1771 that a highway be made from the Governor's estate at Wolfeboro to Dartmouth College. Joseph Senter, David Copp, and Samuel Shepard surveyed the 67-mile road which followed this route to Plymouth. Thence it passed through Groton, around Lary's and Goose Ponds, over Moose Mountain to Hanover. Wentworth rode over it to Dartmouth's first commencement, August 28, 1771.

Marker location: Located near the Libby Museum, at the intersection of Route 109 and Long Pond Road.

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