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Boston’s historic cow paths

by The 100 Companies

With ever-changing street names and no concrete city grid, navigating the streets of Boston is not for the faint of heart.

Legend has it that the streets of Boston were originally created by cows that forged paths as they meandered about the land. Experts have since taken the stance that the city’s infrastructure is more likely due to a lack of planning.

Boston’s original concept was to be a small town on the peninsula, but as parts of the city expanded, the streets were created and named based solely on the needs of the developing district at the time.

– Amanda Fox, The 100 Companies

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