This Day in Dayton, 17 July

On July 16, 1871, a humorous article in the Journal recounted that Esquire Roseberry, substituting as toll keeper on the Dayton and Lauramie Gravel Road, was an honest man. It seems his first customer was a Director of the road, who offered 17 cents instead of the required 20 cents. When Roseberry informed him that three cents were lacking, the traveler cited his position as justification for the smaller toll. Roseberry held fast and the director had to pay up before continuing on his journey.

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