|Monument to Matthew Boon, erected 1883, |
about 75 yards west of Barton Road. There is a
smaller stone roadside to indicate where to
walk into the woods. His body was not found.
Thoreau's journal entry does not state if they walked south of the pond and then north on the west side, or skirted the east side. A guess is the latter, because if on the west side they would have had to cross the outlet creek to start their return journey.
Just before the bridge over the Assabet, detour south on
Marlborough Road connected Marlborough to Concord through north Sudbury (at the Marlborough end it was known as Concord Road). There was also a road that connected Sudbury to Lancaster, crossing the Assabet River at the site of White Pond Road Bridge and going through the old center of Stow (where Shaw's Plaza is) as it went north. There has been a bridge at this site since 1716.