Ever wonder where the name “Missing Mountain Road” came from for the connector road that’s going to be built across the Lafarge Open Space between Turn Point and Pear Point Roads?
I found this map on the National Recreation Trails website a while back. I was looking at something else (I don’t remember what exactly), but I got scrolling around looking at different things and came across this.
Notice that the roads and buildings are all pretty much up to date.
But look at the contours and shading over there at the gravel pit, (now Island Rec’s Lafarge Open Space). That’s Bald Hill at 300 feet elevation – how it stood before the Lafarge gravel company shipped it away via barge after barge on its way to Canada.
Does anyone remember how long that gravel pit was in operation?