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Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Crossing the Bar MemorialPart of the Merchant Marine Memorial at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
This plaque is dedicated to the officers and crew members of the S/S Marine Electric who lost their lives in the line of duty on 12 February 1983.

By Marine Transport Lines, Inc. M.E.B.A District 81 National Maritime Union Masters, Mates and . . . — Map (db m85581) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Merchant Marine Memorial
Merchant Marine Memorial — Map (db m85583) WM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — SS Blackpoint MemorialPart of the Merchant Marine Memorial at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Dedicated to the U.S.N. Armed Guard, and Merchant Seaman of W.W. II who served on ships, carrying the world to victory. In memory of The SS Blackpoint and crew, the last ship sunk in the Atlantic Theatre of War on May 5, 1945 by enemy action. She . . . — Map (db m85573) WM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — SS Pan Oceanic Faith MemorialPart of the Merchant Marine Memorial at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
This bell is dedicated to the memory of those who were lost at sea when the SS Pan Oceanic Faith went down in the North Pacific on 9 October 1967. John P. Dunphy ’65 • John M. Ward ’65 • John R. McPhee ’67 • Joseph P. Nowd ’67 • James Bechtold ’67 . . . — Map (db m85577) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — The Unknown Seaman MemorialPart of the Merchant Marine Memorial at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
The Unknown Seaman Dedicated 7, October 1989 This monument is dedicated to the officers and men who sailed the ships of the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. Especially to the 6700 unsung heroes who lost their lives in that conflict. And to . . . — Map (db m85575) WM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — August BelmontFebruary 18, 1853 - December 10, 1924
In Memory of August Belmont February 18, 1853 - December 10, 1924 Whose vision, initiative, an indomitable courage made possible the first complete construction of The Cape Cod Canal Connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay which was . . . — Map (db m57668) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Bournedale's Yesterdays
You are standing in the center of the Old Nye Estate. Before construction of the canal, this was the finest home in Bournedale, a sleepy Cape Cod village complete with post office, village hall, general store, and its own industry - the Tahanto Iron . . . — Map (db m57536) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Cape Cod Canal
Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence US Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal For exceptional project managemental achievements, and the enhancement of public perception of the corps objectives. — Map (db m57672) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Comassakumakanit
Long before the first European settlements in the Herring River Valley, a band of Wampanoag Indians lived in this area. The seasonal village called Comassakumakanit, stood beside Megansett Waye, an important trading path linking Cape and the . . . — Map (db m57534) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Monica Dickens StrattonFounder of the Samaritans, USA — 1915-1992
Through her efforts suicide barriers were placed on the canal bridges.

"The Samaritans hope that saving people here will give them time to reconsider, to give themselves another chance at living, and at finding some help." — Map (db m57669) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Still on Patrol
(Front of Marker) In memory of all U.S. Submarines that are still on patrol.

U.S.S. Trout State Boat of Massachusetts lost in action February 29th 1944

(Rear Marker) U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in . . . — Map (db m57398) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — William Barclay Parsons
William Barclay Parsons, Hon.M.ASCE Chief Engineer, Cape Cod Canal, 1906-1914 The original construction of the Cape Cod Canal demonstrated the feasibility of constructing and operating a sea -level canal without locks. — Map (db m57670) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — History of Chatham Lighthouse
The waters off Chatham are notoriously dangerous because of the treacherous shoals and currents. The need for lights to warn mariners was recognized in early days of the country, and in 1806, nine years after the erection of the first lighthouse on . . . — Map (db m63403) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — In Memory of the Pioneers of ChathamWilliam Nickerson
He came from Norwich England in 1637. He acquired from the Indians by a series of purchases prior to the year 1683 the greater part of the present Township then known as Monomoyick. He and his sons and sons-in-laws Robert Nickerson • Samuel . . . — Map (db m68997) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Samuel De Champlain
The First White Man on these Shores Landed Here October 1606 — Map (db m71054) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Battle of Chatham Harbor
Chatham’s only active hostilities during the Revolutionary War occurred in Chatham Harbor, near this site, on 20 June 1782. At sunrise, crew members from a British privateer were discovered in Chatham’s East Harbor, attempting to sail away . . . — Map (db m78440) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — 8 — The Mayflower Story
A group of Separatist from the Church of England, later named Pilgrims, left England for Holland in 1608 in settled in Leiden in 1609. After staying there for 11 years, the group sailed back to England on the ship Speedwell, where they joined by . . . — Map (db m78321)
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Rescue of the Pendleton
One of the most spectacular small boat rescues on the east coast of the United States occurred on February 18, 1952. The tanker Pendleton broke in half off the coast of Chatham during a fierce Nor' caster storm. In blinding rain and sixty foot seas, . . . — Map (db m63406) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Eastham WindmillCape Cod's Oldest
Built in Plymouth 1680 by Thomas Paine of Eastham. Moved to Truro, 1770. Moved to Eastham, 1793. Moved to this location, 1808. — Map (db m52648) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — First Encounter MonumentCommemorating the Pilgrims' first encounter with Native Americans
On this spot hostile Indians had their first encounter December 8, 1620, old style, with Myles Standish, John Carver, William Bradford, John Tilley, Edward Winslow, John Howland, Edward Tilley, Richard Warren, Stephen Hopkins, Edward Dotey, John . . . — Map (db m51139) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — First Encounter PlaqueCommemorating the Pilgrims' first encounter with Native Americans
Near this site the Nauset tribe of the Wampanoag nation, seeking to protect themselves and their culture, had their first encounter, 8 december 1620, with Myles Standish, John Carver, William Bradford, Edward Winslow, John Tilley, Edward Tilley, . . . — Map (db m51142) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Kettles
A bird's eye view of Cape Cod reveals a landscape dimpled with holes. Most of them are nearly round, and many are filled wit water, like Salt Pond in front of you.

Geologists call these intriguing depressions "kettles." They were formed over . . . — Map (db m63408) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Workboat of the Marshes
A remnant from Cape Cod's agriculture past, this 1850-era hay barge was a common sight among the working dories, skiffs, and catboats of the area. Wide and flat-bottomed, it was rowed, poled, and sailed throughout the shallow marshes. Salt marsh hay . . . — Map (db m63407) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), North Chatham — 10 — Chatham Radio/WCC
This is the site of Chatham Radio/WCC. Maritime wireless communications flourished here, one of the 20th century’s premier wireless telegraphy stations. The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America built the Chatham receiver station in . . . — Map (db m78441) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Battle of Orleans Massachusetts 1814
Here, Dec. 19, 1814 Orleans Militia repulsed British landing from H.M.S. Newcastle, - intent; burning village and vessels, War of 1812. Town's early commercial and maritime center. Packet's Landing; passengers and freight between here, Plymouth, . . . — Map (db m61489) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — French–Atlantic Cable Company
French – Atlantic cable company Cape Cod station 1890 – 1959. Oldest cable on Atlantic bed. From storm isolated Cape, first world news of steamer Portland lost off Truro with 200 lives; flashed from Orleans to Brest, France and back over . . . — Map (db m77557) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Jonathan Young Mill
Built circa 1720 in South Orleans, later moved to the center of town. It was moved to Hyannisport in 1897. In 1983, the structure was given to the Orleans Historical Society by the Groves family. The society then donated it to the town. Dismantled . . . — Map (db m59979) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Pushed Back by the Sea
Both the lighthouse standing here and the cliff in front of you have had to give away to the power of the Atlantic Ocean.

The first lighthouses built here in 1838 were placed over 600 feet east of where you are standing now. As ocean waves ate . . . — Map (db m63398)

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — The Long, Black Cable
The long, black cable has carried countless thousands of messages of international finance, personal hope and disaster, and news of war and peace.

Now it lies cold and dormant on the deep floor of the wide Atlantic.

If you stood here on . . . — Map (db m63399)

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — The Nauset LightsCape Cod National Seashore
In 1838 the United States Government took action to reduce the number of shipwrecks along this dangerous coast by establishing the Nauset Light. To make the signal easily recognizable three separate lanterns were set on small brick towers about . . . — Map (db m63396)
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Orleans — Three Sisters Lit the Way
These three lighthouses were part of the Nauset Beach Light Station, which originally stood a quarter mile away, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed the Three Sisters, this trio of lights provided a landmark for sailors making their way along . . . — Map (db m63400)
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Provincetown — The First Landing Place of the Pilgrims, Nov. 11, 1620, O.S.
The map in Mourt's Relation shows that near this spot the Pilgrims first touched foot on American soil. — Map (db m55594) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Sandwich — 241st Coast ArtilleryBattery C
A siren pierces the air! A German submarine is sighted! Soldiers scramble to their respective positions to defend the eastern entrance of the Cape Cod Canal from enemy attack.

This was only a drill. Enemy vessels were sighted along these . . . — Map (db m57393) HM

Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Sandwich — Changes Through Time
The name Sagamore is defined as "Chief" of an Indian tribe. It was on Sagamore Hill that chiefs of the Wampanoag and Manomet Indians would hold tribal meetings. As you look out toward Cape Cod Bay, the land before you has undergone many changes . . . — Map (db m57397) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Sandwich — Panama Mount
The 241st Coastal Artillery Battery C used this Panama Gun Mount as a firing base. At the onset of World War II, the United States Army positioned 155 MM Field Artillery pieces at critical coastal locations. The defense of the easterly entrance to . . . — Map (db m57396) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Sandwich — Ready Rooms
Before you are "Ready Rooms". A series off underground tunnels connected the plotting rooms and ammunition storage rooms behind the hill to the observation and battery command station atop the hill. Side tunnels allowed movement of ammunition to the . . . — Map (db m57395) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Sandwich — Sagamore Hill Trail
By looking at the present landscape, one can see into the past. Sagamore Hill is rich in cultural and natural history. What was once a Indian Council gathering place later became a World War II Coastal Military Installation. The land is now a . . . — Map (db m57307) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Wellfleet — Marconi Wireless Station
Here stood one of the world’s greatest pioneer radio stations, Marconi’s South Wellfleet wireless, or “Old CC.” Unfortunately, the historic station was dismantled and abandoned in 1920, and the ocean has eroded away over half the land . . . — Map (db m77968) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Wellfleet — Transatlantic Triumph
Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted wireless telegraph signals as early is 1890 – between tin plates mounted on post in his father’s garden in Italy. He was only sixteen years old. Inspired by short range successes, Marconi . . . — Map (db m77966) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — "A Beacon Standing for Peace"
In 1931, the state set aside funds for a memorial to honor Massachusetts men and women who had died during the World War. Originally designed as a lighthouse for Boston's Charles River estuary, the tower's beacon was intended "to shine each night, . . . — Map (db m77983) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet
Take a deep breath, and enjoy the view! You are at the peak of the highest mountain in Massachusetts.

The summit of Mount Greylock features the only subalpine environment in Massachusetts. Because of the high elevation and the westerly winds, . . . — Map (db m44373) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Egremont — MA-2 — General Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate . . . — Map (db m24017) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — First Court House of Berkshire County
Near this spot stood the first court house of Berkshire County erected 1764. Here August 16, 1774 occurred the first open resistance to British rule in America — Map (db m58957) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — MA-3 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . — Map (db m24013) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Great Barrington Civil War Memorial
A Tribute Of honor and Gratitude To Her Citizens Who Fought For Liberty and Union 1861. – 1865. Erected by the Town of Great Barrington. 1876. — Map (db m58955) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Great Barrington World War I Monument
Erected November 11th 1936 By the School Children Of Great Barrington and Housatonic In Honor of the 359 Men and Women Who Served Their Country In the World War. Abel, Harrison G. • Ackerman, Arthur P. • Adams, Ernest W. • Alcott, Bruce . . . — Map (db m58960) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — IEEE Milestone
IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing Alternating Current Electrification, 1886 On 20 March 1886 William Stanley provided alternating current electrification to offices and stores on Main Street in Great Barrington, . . . — Map (db m58988) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Memorial Street Light
Memorial Street Light erected by Massachusetts Electric Company June 28, 1986 in recognition of William Stanley and his contributions to the Electric Utility Industry — Map (db m58987) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Shays Rebellion
Last Battle of Shays Rebellion was here Feb. 27, 1787. — Map (db m37487) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — The Mahaiwe Theater
The Mahaiwe Theater has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1905 — Map (db m58958) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — William Stanley
William Stanley 1858     1916 Inventor His genius made Great Barrington the first community to be lighted by alternating current in March 1886. Monument erected by the Rotary Club of Great Barrington on its fiftieth anniversary. May 18th . . . — Map (db m58972) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — You Stand Free Because They Served
You Stand Free Because They Served In everlasting memory and tribute to the men and women of Great Barrington who, in defense of their country and the human rights of mankind, served with honor and distinction in the armed forces of the United . . . — Map (db m58896) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Adams Overlook: A Town Tied to the MountainMount Greylock State Reservation
Adams Overlook: A Town Tied to the Mountain Mount Greylock State Reservation Adams Overlook faces east, looking over the town of Adams to the Hoosac Range, a branch of the Berkshire Mountains. Named after Revolutionary War hero John . . . — Map (db m85154) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Bascom LodgeJohn Bascom
John Bascom (1827 – 1911) Rest for the Weary Bascom Lodge has welcomed hikers, skiers, and sunrise-seekers since its completion in 1938. Designed by Pittsfield architect Joseph McArthur Vance, the lodge was built by Civilian Conservation . . . — Map (db m85036) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Jonathan Smith
In Memory Of Jonathan Smith A plain farmer of Lanesborough who by a speech full of good sense and good feeling carried the Massachusetts Convention September 1787 – February 1788 by a vote of 187 to 168 in favor of ratifying the Federal . . . — Map (db m85175) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Lanesborough Remembers
Lanesborough Remembers 1917   World War   1918 James R Adams • * Clarence G Bailey • Redfern Bailey • Joseph C Barnes • Louis D Barnes • Albert Beauvais • Albert E Bennett • Lochiel S Cameron • Robert Carlon • Edward Clairmont • Grover W Cross • . . . — Map (db m85176) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet
Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet Six hundred million years ago, this area was under a warm shallow ocean. As the underlying tectonic plates shifted, their continents collided, pushing the land upward into a great range of mountains. The . . . — Map (db m85054) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — One Hundred Years
One Hundred Years On June 20, 1898, a plot of 400 acres around the summit of Mount Greylock was established as the first State Reservation wilderness park, to be enjoyed and preserved by the people of Massachusetts. Those 400 acres were only the . . . — Map (db m85118) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — The First and Second Meeting Houses of Lanesborough
This Tablet On the Original Steps of Marble from Lanesborough Quarries Marks the Site of The First and Second Meeting Houses of the First Church of Christ in Lanesborough Organized March 28, 1764. “I have reared me a monument . . . — Map (db m85177) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — The Mount Greylock SummitMount Greylock State Reservation
The Mount Greylock Summit Historic District Has Been Placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1998 — Map (db m85174) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — The Rockwell Road To Greylock
1907 The Rockwell Road To Greylock Built in 1906-7 by the county commissioners of Berkshire. Named for Francis W. Rockwell of Pittsfield, one of the original Greylock commissioners appointed in 1898 by Governor Roger Wolcott, and chairman from . . . — Map (db m85030) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — The Summit: A Peak ExperienceMount Greylock State Reservation
The Summit: A Peak Experience Mount Greylock State Reservation In millennia past, native peoples may have used the summit as a place of pilgrimage but left the peak in its wild, natural state. Farmers cleared the top of the mountain in the . . . — Map (db m85045) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — The Summit: An Island Above the CloudsMount Greylock State Reservation
The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds Mount Greylock State Reservation Welcome to the peak of Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts and the focal point of the state’s first wilderness park. Greylock summit is an unusual . . . — Map (db m85120) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Veterans War Memorial Tower
Erected By Massachusetts In Grateful Recognition Of The Loyalty And Sacrifice Of Her Sons And Daughters In War They Were Faithful Even Unto Death — Map (db m85117) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — War Memorial Tower
War Memorial Tower The War Memorial Tower is Massachusetts’ official commemoration of its war dead. Dedicated in 1933, it is made from slabs of Quincy granite that weigh as much as 8 tons; the evocative epigrams are from First World War-era . . . — Map (db m85119) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lanesborough — Welcome to Mount Greylock State Reservation
Welcome to Mount Greylock State Reservation, a flagship Massachusetts State Park managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). DCR is committed to enhancing the vital connection between people and the environment fot the . . . — Map (db m86559) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lee — James Burt Veterans Memorial Park
James Burt Veterans Memorial Park In Memory of Those from Lee Who Died During War For Their Country World War I 1917 – 1918 James R. Bossidy • John T. Carty • Thomas M. Crerar • Russell R. Griffin • Thomas J. Fanning • Harry F. . . . — Map (db m85004) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lee — Lee First Town Meeting
On this site, in the log house of Peter Wilcox, was held the first town meeting – Dec. 26, 1777. The following men were elected to office. “Moderator – William Ingersoll Clerk – Prince West. These two, and Oliver . . . — Map (db m86710) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lee — Lee World War I Memorial
To The Men Of Lee Who Gave All In The War For World Wide Liberty John R. Carty • Harry F. Cross • James R. Bossidy • Thomas M. Crerar • Harold M. Parker • Thomas J. Fanning • Russell R. Griffin • Charles T. Noonan • Milton D. Parker • Ivan A. . . . — Map (db m86707) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Lenox — Paterson / Egleston
(south face)Paterson (east face) In memory of Major General John Paterson, son of Colonel John Paterson, born 1744, died 1808; and Elizabeth Lee his wife, born 1749, died 1841. He was born in New Britain, Conn. Graduated at . . . — Map (db m524) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Monterey — MA-4 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . — Map (db m24007) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), North Adams — North Adams Iron CompanyBattle Between the Monitor and Merrimac
On this site in the plant of the North Adams Iron Company, founded 1846 and from 1858 to 1862 operated by John Adam Beckley, the ore was smelted for the plates used in building the Monitor, the famous antagonist of the Merrimac in the first combat . . . — Map (db m59537) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Otis — First Congregational ChurchOtis, Massachusetts
First Congregational Church Church Organized 1779 Building Dedicated 1815 — Map (db m85002) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Otis — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. . . . — Map (db m97510) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Otis — Otis Veterans Monument
In Honor Of The Men And Women Of Otis Who Served Their Country In World War II Silas Budner • Howard J. Pollman • William S. Crittendon • Louis M. Bittman • Robert L. Soule, Jr. • Maxwell Pyenson • Nelson C. Tacy • Reginald J. Harrington • . . . — Map (db m84974) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — ArrowheadHome of Herman Melville
Arrowhead For thirteen years (1850-1863) the home of Herman Melville 1819 — 1891 Mariner and Mystic Author of Moby Dick (written in Pittsfield) and other tales of the sea. “Moby Dick is among the . . . — Map (db m32337) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial
1961 - 1975 Dedicated to the men and women from Berkshire County who served their country during the Vietnam war and in memory of those who gave their lives. “To those who died honor and eternal rest, to those still in bondage . . . — Map (db m85396) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Elkanah Watson
Erected To the Memory Of Elkanah Watson Nationally known as the father of the agricultural fair he was founder and first president of the Berkshire Agricultural Society. Near the old elm in this park 1807 its original exhibition was conducted . . . — Map (db m85395) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — First Agricultural Fair
Site of The First Agricultural Fair In America 1810 and The Pittsfield Elm 1524 - 1864 — Map (db m85397) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex
The Honorable Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex Francis Joseph Quirico Feb. 18, 1911 Captain, United States Army Appointed To The Massachusetts Superior Court, July 11, 1956 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Oct. 29, 1969 . . . — Map (db m85253) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Henry Shaw Briggs
Henry Shaw Briggs A Leader of Brave Men Born in Lanesboro August 1, 1824 Son of Governor George Nixon Briggs Graduated Williams College 1844 Harvard Law School 1848 Captain of Pittsfield Guards 1855 Captain of Allen Guards 1861 . . . — Map (db m85252) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams
Erected To The Memory Of Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams Who Made Possible This Park Mr. Williams Gave The Land Mrs. Williams Once Saved The Old Elm From Destruction 1790 — Map (db m85394) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — On This Spot
On This Spot There Was 1814 – 1826 A United States Cantonment Later There Stood Here The Berkshire Gymnasium In 1841 The Young Ladies Institute Was Established By The Rev. W. H. Tyler In 1851 The Second Meeting House . . . — Map (db m85211) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Peace Party House
Peace Party House Built by Col. James Easton in 1776 on the site in front of the court house Home of John Chandler Williams in 1782 and moved to its present location in 1869 Here in November, 1783 a brilliant party and a notable feast were given . . . — Map (db m85250) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Pittsfield Elm Tree
Site of Historic Elm Tree of Pittsfield Sundial First Given by D.A.R. Peace Party Chapter 1903 Restored by P.H.S. Student Historians 1992 — Map (db m85212) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Pittsfield Soldiers Monument
For The Dead A Tribute For The Living A Memory For Posterity An Emblem Of Loyalty To The Flag Of Their Country (east face) With Grateful Recognition Of The Services Of All Her Sons Who Upheld The Honor And Integrity Of Our . . . — Map (db m85146) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
1917   1918 A Tribute To The Loyalty And Sacrifices Of Her Sons And Daughters Who Gloriously Defended The Liberties Won By Their Fathers Erected By The City Of Pittsfield 1926 (round plaque) Pittsfield Veterans Memorial Fidelis . . . — Map (db m85507) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Roman Walter Sadlowski
Roman Walter Sadlowski United States Navy Born June 15, 1920 Died Dec. 7, 1941 Who gave his life at Pearl Harbor in defense of his country. His example will always remain as an inspiration of faithful performance of duty. . . . — Map (db m85508) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Sergeant Edward J. Burns
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Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Sgt. Glenn R. Allison
This Tree Was Planted In Honor Of Sgt. Glenn R. Allison Died December 18, 2003 In Baghdad, Iraq Dedicated on April 30, 2004 — Map (db m85511) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Splitter
Splitter James D’Aniello, Steel Baseball, America’s National Pastime, was played near this site in 1791. Documented on September 5, 1791, in a Pittsfield town bylaw banning baseball within 80 yards of the Meetinghouse windows. Acknowledged in the . . . — Map (db m85213) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game
The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game In America Was Played On This Site Between Williams and Amherst Colleges Under the Sponsorship of the Pittsfield Baseball Club The Three and One Half Hour Contest Was Won By Amherst, 73 to 32 . . . — Map (db m85178) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Veteran of the Year
Veteran of the Year 2001 – Theodore J. Handler • 2002 – Mario Cassinelli • 2003 – Rudy Dassat • 2004 – Robert Shindler • 2005 – Thomas Landry • 2006 – James E. Callahan • 2007 – Lawrence E. Caprari • 2008 . . . — Map (db m85510) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sandisfield — New Boston
New Boston Settled 1751 Founded along the Farmington River by the Dantel Brown family of Boston. Smiths, Demings, Hawley and sears were also early farming settlers. The Browns established the New Boston Inn a store and mills. The village was . . . — Map (db m97508) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sandisfield — The New Boston Inn
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m97509) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — American Legion Post 340 Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of Those Who Served — Map (db m58893) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Barnard Park
Barnard Park Given to Sheffield in 1937 for a Public Park by John Hall Barnard In Memory Of Gen. J.G. Barnard and Dr. F.A.P. Barnard Former President of Columbia University — Map (db m58804) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Cast Steel Bell
Cast Steel Bell Sheffield, England, 1860 Made by the Naylor Vickers & Co. foundry using E. Riepe’s patent. This bell hung in the steeple of the Methodist Church on Main Street, Sheffield, MA (now a private home). Donated by Tom and Cynthia Dixon . . . — Map (db m58802) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Here Stood the Big Elm
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Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Old Parish Church Clock
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Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Reconstruction of 1854 Covered Bridge
“THE OLDEST COVERED BRIDGE IN MASSACHUSETTS” was ordered to be built in 1854. At a meeting in late 1853 the Sheffield Selectmen were directed to advertise for proposals. They were voted full power to move forward and make contracts, as . . . — Map (db m37504) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Sheffield World War I Monument
In Memory Of The Citizens of Sheffield Who So Loyally Served In the World War 1917 - 1918 — Map (db m58805) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — Sheffield World War II Monument
In Memory Of The Citizens of Sheffield Who So Loyally Served In the World War 1941 - 1945 — Map (db m58891) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Sheffield — World War II Memorial Trees
These Trees Have Been Dedicated to the Memory of Our Men of the Town of Sheffield, Who Gave Their Lives in World War II Lieut Herbert W. Small • A/C Paul C. Hogan • Sgt. Robert A. Goeway Jr. • Milton C. McGarry S 2/C • Cpl. William H. . . . — Map (db m58890) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — A Day In The LifeNorman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio
A Day In The Life: Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio In 1957 Norman Rockwell purchased a home on South Street, near the center of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The property’s backyard included a dilapidated carriage barn, which he converted . . . — Map (db m59140) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Linwood House
Linwood House Charles Butler, a prestigious New York attorney, built Linwood House in 1859. This graceful summer ‘cottage’ was constructed for his family and named for the home in a book titled The Linwoods, by Catherine Sedgwick, a . . . — Map (db m59145) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Norman Rockwell’s Studio
Norman Rockwell’s Studio Norman Rockwell wanted his studio to be preserved for museum visitors to learn about his working process. In 1976, he placed his studio and all of its furnishings and equipment in trust to The Norman Rockwell Museum at . . . — Map (db m59138) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Stockbridge Chime Tower
This Memorial Tower marks the spot where stood the Little Church in the wilderness in which John Sergeant preached to the Stockbridge Indians in 1739. — Map (db m59227) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Stockbridge Civil War Monument
[ south side ] To Her Sons Beloved and Honored Who Died for Their Country In the Great War Of the Rebellion Stockbridge In Grateful Remembrance Has Raised This Monument A.D. 1866 [ north side ] To Bravery . . . — Map (db m59225) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Stockbridge Korean War Monument
Korean War • Donald Carr • Richard J. Clemens • John J. Davis • Elton A. Drummond, Jr. • Robert W. Dunne • George E. Emerson, Jr. • Julian F. Gleize • L. John Green • David L. Gunn, Jr. • Robert A. Hall • Bruce L. Decker • Donald H. Haywood • . . . — Map (db m59232) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Stockbridge Vietnam War Monument
Vietnam War Peter A. Acly • Donald A. Beebe, Jr. • Bruce J. Brazee • Dighton M. Brazee, III • Gary A. Brazee • Robert J. Brazee • George Brazie • Charles T. Bryden • Barry B. Bunnell • Michael Burow • Paul V. Campbell • Bruce S. Campetti • Donald . . . — Map (db m59326) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Stockbridge World War I Monument
1917     1918 Franklin S. Adams • Klaas Akerboom • Albert B. Ames • Edward E. Backus • Nesbit H. Bangs • Louis D. Barnes • James W. Barry • Karl F. Bechtel • William H. Belden • Charles A. Bidwell • Edward W. Bligh • Harold H. Bolton • Edward W. . . . — Map (db m59231) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Stockbridge — Stockbridge World War II Monument
[ left tablet ] World War II Charles H. Acton • Rachel T. Adams • Robert E. Adams • George J. Anderson • * Warren Anderson • William J. Anthony • Richard Atherton • John Bergen • Bolton Bangs • Nesbitt H. Bangs, Jr. • William L. Bangs • . . . — Map (db m59324) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Acushnet — White's Factory(1831)
A mill dam was first built on this site in 1746. About 1799, William White, Sr. built a stone water-powered cotton mill for himself and three of his sons, Phineas, William and Benjamin. That mill, one of the earliest in the country, burned down . . . — Map (db m16723) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Alfred Johnson and John B. Morin
Erected in Honor of Alfred Johnson, U.S.N. and John B. Morin, U.S.M.C. The first from Attleboro to die in action World War II November 15, 1942 In the South Pacific area December 15, 1942 On Guadalcanal Island Dedicated to . . . — Map (db m59281) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Angell ParkCyril M. Angell
Angell Park Cyril M. Angell 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Air Services Killed in action May 14th 1918 in Boucanville, France First Officer from Attleboro to die in WWI — Map (db m58124) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Attleborough's Tribute
"To The Memory of the boys who defended our Union" — Map (db m57021) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Charles O. Fiske Square
Dedicated to the memory of the first member of Company I, 101st infantry 26th Division to give his life for his country. Enlisted May 24 1917 Died Dec 17 1917 — Map (db m57926) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Everett Southworth Horton
Everett Southworth Horton Born June 15th 1836 - Died June 3 1911 Major Everett Southworth Horton was born in Attleborough Mass. on June 15, 1836. He attended public schools until the age of sixteen, when he began working in his father's . . . — Map (db m65896) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Garland - Muccio Square
In Honor of Russell K. Garland Pvt. November 14, 1944 Louis J. Muccio Pfc. September 16th 1944

Who died in the service of their country. They stand in th unbroken line of patriots Who have dared to die that freedom may live, and grow, and . . . — Map (db m59939) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — In Memory of Anthony PerryDied-A.D. 1683
For thirty six years (1647-1683) prominent in the affairs of the town of Rehoboth: representing the town in the house of deputies in the Plymouth Colony: when these lands were bought from Wamsutta Chief Sachem of the Wampanoags (1661) he was active . . . — Map (db m57929) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Korean War Memorial
In memory of the citizens of Attleboro who died in service to their country 1950 The Korean War 1953 Donald S. Brander Henry V. Camira John Fernandes Armand A. Frigon Donald F. Givens Arthur J. LaPorte Douglas P. Miner Bradford E. Tyndall You . . . — Map (db m66250) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — L.G. Balfour Company WWII Marker
Dedicated In Honor of the Employees of the L.G. Balfour Company Who Served in the Armed Forces of The United States During World War II and In Memory of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice — Map (db m70336) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — LaSalette SeminaryAttleboro Springs Sanatorium
Keeping faithful watch, this revered image of Mary has stood at the entrance to LaSalette Seminary (formerly Attleboro Springs Sanatorium),welcoming generations of brothers, priests, seminarians, pilgrims and visitors, inviting all still to submit . . . — Map (db m55904) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Last Wooden Bridge
These arches replace the last wooden bridge on the main line constructed in 1880 Henry A. Whitney pres't. Albert A. Folsom sup't. George F. Folsom Eng'r. — Map (db m55671) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge
Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge Dedicated November 11, 1963 Major Thomas J Deegan, United States Air Force, Born August 1, 1925 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, who, in the service of his country, sacrificed his life to spare the lives of . . . — Map (db m65897) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers
To Perpetuate the memory of the Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in this Old Kirk Yard William Balcom • Jacob Balkom • Hezekiah Bishop • Zephanian Bishop • Zephanian Bishop Jr • Daniel Blanding • Noah Blanding • Darius Briggs • . . . — Map (db m57933) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Plante-Quintairos Square Memorial
In honor of the Hebronville Men and Women who served their country in World War II and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Let all who come after see that they shall not be forgotten. — Map (db m92195) WM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
The images carved into the granite represent prisoners of war, armed forces missing in action, and the victims of the attack on America. The granite for the memorial was quarried in PA. The granite was carved and polished in VT. The millwheel weighs . . . — Map (db m66252) HM WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Revolutionary War Memorial
To perpetuate the memory of all who with unfailing loyalty furthered the cause of American Independence — Map (db m55919) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Solomon Family Burial Ground
The family of Dr. James M. Solomon is buried here. An obelisk, where the names of the family members are listed, is in the burial yard. The earliest known burial was 1836. Dr. Solomon was the founder of Solomon Sanitarium which was located at the . . . — Map (db m85875) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — South Attleboro Memorial WallVeterans Memorial Pavilion
South Attleboro Memorial Wall and Veterans Pavilion By the Community For the Community EST. Nov 11, 2012 — Map (db m70335) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Spanish American War Memorial
To the memory of those who faithfully served their country in the war with Spain The Philippine insurrection and the China relief expedition. 1898-1902 All were volunteers — Map (db m57023) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Teixeira-Ruggio Square
Killed in action in World War II John Teixeira in Belgium Dec. 25, 1944 Pasquale Ruggio in Corregidor Feb. 18, 1945 in memoriam — Map (db m59938) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The First Attleborough Towne House
Was erected near here in 1828 the geographic center of the town at that time Committee                   Selectmen Noah Claflin           Elkanah Briggs Abijah M. Ide         Samual Cushman                               Ellis Blackington . . . — Map (db m52405) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The Great War Memorial
Left column In honor of our fallen in the Great War 1914-1918 Ruth Holden Albert H. Allen Cyrill M. Angell Harry Attarian Elmer G. Baker Charlton M. Bliss Peter Boivin Harry L. Boyce Earle I. Brown Percy E. Cobb Arthur N. Crosby Leroy C. Estee . . . — Map (db m66255) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The Mullaney Twins Memorial Parking Area
Dedicated to the memory of Lewis Harry Mullaney and Harry Lewis Mullaney, twin brothers, who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War II. PFC Lewis Harry Mullaney entered the armed forces on July 18, 1942, he went overseas . . . — Map (db m57928) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The Old Shuttle Shop
Built in 1827 by Col. Willard Blackinton

Stone Placed by Attleboro Historic Commission Given to the city of Attleboro by Mr. and Mrs William A. Nerney 1970 — Map (db m72444) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Veterans Memorial Common
Center podium - Attleboro Veterans Memorial Common Dedicated May 28, 1992 Flagpole - Rededication of the War Memorial Flagpole by the family of Joseph E. Nimiroski in honor of all Attleboro Veterans Column 1 - World War I Column 2 - World War II . . . — Map (db m66256) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
In Memoriam For the men of Attleboro who gave their lives in the service of their country in Vietnam Joseph E. Nimiroski 12/18/65 Richard C. Glidden 02/13/67 Robert E. Burns 05/13/67 Gary F. Flynn 09/13/67 Francis M. Driscoll 02/29/68 Joseph E. . . . — Map (db m66249) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — World War II Memorial
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Massachusetts (Bristol County), Dartmouth — Col. Lewis L. Millett Memorial
Col. Lewis L. Millett, U.S. Army Medal of Honor, D.H.S. (Dartmouth High School) Class 1940, American Legion Post 307, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9059. — Map (db m95016) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Dartmouth — Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial
This memorial statue is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Private David Lewis Gifford Company B, 4th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry and all Dartmouth residents who served in the Civil War. 1861-1865. — Map (db m95017) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Dighton — Dighton Community Church
The building of this church began in 1770 on the eastern edge of the Great Cornfield of the Pocanocket Indians. Construction was halted during the American Revolution and the church was used as soldiers farmed and sheepfold. Completion was in 1798. . . . — Map (db m66342) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Easton — The Old Bay Road
An ancient Indian trail. The Post Road between Massachusetts Bay and Narragansett Bay. The first highway in Easton.

The Old Bay Road Historical District Recorded in the National Register of Historic Places U.S. Department of Interior . . . — Map (db m56302) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Donald R. Bernard1932-1993
In Memory of Historian, Author, and Fire Chief Donald R. Bernard 1932 - 1993 Who led Revolutionary and Civil War Re-enactments on this site. His efforts brought awareness of the significant role the area . . . — Map (db m88205)
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort Phoenix
Built for harbor defense in 1775 Destroyed by the British September 6th 1778 Later rebuilt and now the property of the town of Fairhaven — Map (db m52383) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort PhoenixActive 1775 - 1876
In May 1775, British General Gage, bottled up in Boston Harbor after the Battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775, sent the HMS Falcon to Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands in search of food and supplies. Two of the . . . — Map (db m86947) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort PhoenixA National Historic Site
1775 - First naval encounter of American Revolution. 1778 - Captured and destroyed by the British. 1812 - Repelled British attempt at capture. 1861 - Manned by Federal troops in defense of this harbor. Map (db m88055) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort Phoenix
The fortress structures of Fort Phoenix remaining today are the parapet, built before the Civil War, and the gunpowder magazine, completed in 1865. The Civil War era officer's quarters and barracks were destroyed by fire in 1918. The shape and . . . — Map (db m88105) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Major Israel FearingThe Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier
Erected in Memory of Major Israel Fearing the Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier ———— On the 7th day of September 1778 the British troops landed from their ships in the bay for the . . . — Map (db m88084) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Revolutionary War CannonFort Phoenix
Taken from the British at Nassau 1777, by Colonial ship of war Alfred - Placed on Fort Phoenix Recaptured by British and left on the fort spiked, and with trunions knocked off - Afterwards mounted in Union street for village defense. Placed here . . . — Map (db m88106) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — William Bradford
William Bradford Marine Artist 1823-1892 Built his first studio in 1851 on this site. The Fairhaven native achieved international fame as a lecturer and an Arctic painter. Queen Victoria commissioned Bradford . . . — Map (db m86796) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — Battleship Cove 9-11 Memorial
Main inscription On the 11th of September 2001, at approximately 8:30 am, an attack began against several points in the United States. By 2:00 pm that day, both towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed. A fire was raging in a . . . — Map (db m85866) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal
1394 – 1460. His explorations and scientific accomplishments dispelled the legend of the tenebrous sea, beaconed the ocean route to India and opened the gateway of the Atlantic to the American continent. • This monument in his honor . . . — Map (db m1617) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — USS Massachusetts Propeller
This 38,030 pound manganese-bronze propeller was manufactured at Philadelphia Navy Yard and was removed from Battleship Massachusetts during her 1998-1999 drydocking. It is one of four. When turning at 185 revolutions per minute, they propelled the . . . — Map (db m33075) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Mansfield — Mansfield Orthodox Congregational Church
Here in the old red brick school house was held the first service of worship by the Mansfield Congregational Church May 20, 1828 This tablet was placed in memory of that service May 20, 1963 — Map (db m58178) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Ernestina's Many Lives
Docked across from you (when not at sea as a sail training and education vessel), Ernestina is one of the oldest wooden sailing vessels afloat. The ship is also one of the last surviving Gloucester fishing schooners, one of only two remaining . . . — Map (db m86768) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — A Tribute of Respect to Enterprising Whalemen
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Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Cape Verde to New Bedford
For many Cape Verde Islanders, the New bedford wharf area was the first view of America. At the height of immegration between 1900 and 1921, more than a dozen packet boats ran between Cape Verde and New Bedford, the main port of entry. Packet . . . — Map (db m86766) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Captain Paul Cuffe — New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist. The son of an African father and Native American mother, Cuffe was born on the island of Cuttyhunk, off the coast of New . . . — Map (db m77465) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Captain Paul Cuffe
Captain Paul Cuffe Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist. Here are some significant details about his life. Westport, MA: site of the . . . — Map (db m77468) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Captain Paul Cuffe's Atlantic World
London Cuffe sought support in London from the African Institution - a group that was committed "to stimulating trade with Africa, without itself trading, to promote African education and improved farming methods, and to be a . . . — Map (db m86901) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Centre StreetUtility over Elegance
The view down Centre Street has changed little over the years, and no street in New Bedford served the whaling industry longer. Little finery can be seen in the facades of these buildings, for this was a working waterfront, where utility overrode . . . — Map (db m58182) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Civil War’s First Black Regiment — New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Near this spot, in February 1863, a recruiting office opened to enlist men for the first black regiment authorized to fight for the Union cause. The men who volunteered here formed Company C of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. If captured, . . . — Map (db m84070) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Colonel George Claghorn
Text on the Bronze Plaque Near this Site was located the shipyard of Colonel George Claghorn Builder of U.S. Frigate Constitution and Ship Rebecca the first whaler to double Cape Horn. His service in the . . . — Map (db m86782) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Commonwealth of Toil
Longshoremen’s Union. On this site in 1936, Cape Verdean and Portuguese dockworkers formed Locals 1413 and 1465 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). Prior to organizing, these dockworkers were chosen daily, based only on their . . . — Map (db m1614) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Dedicated as a Tribute
Text on Front side of Monument: Dedicated as a Tribute to the sturdy whalemen who early won fame for New Bedford and their successors who, inheriting ideals and resourcefulness gave to the city new prominence . . . — Map (db m86677)
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Double Bank
Seeing Double As you gaze across Water Street toward the eight-pillar institution, compare closely what you see in the photograph with what stands here today. Built in 1831, the building was designed by architect Russell Warren. For 61 years the . . . — Map (db m58192) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Frederick Douglass
1818–1895 “For my part, I should prefer death to hopeless bondage.” New Bedford 1838-1841. — Map (db m1615) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — From Whales to Bales
A one-industry whaling town before the Civil War, New Bedford became a one-industry textile town afterward. Cotton bales and coal, both bound for the city's new textile mills, began to replace oil casks on New Bedford wharves. Oil casks . . . — Map (db m86731) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — From Whales to Flatfish and Scallops
The boats you see in the harbor today are mostly commercial fishing vessels - primarily draggers and scallopers; the whaling barks of the past have long since vanished. By the 1930s, just as whaling faded and the textile industry fled to the . . . — Map (db m86680) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Heroes of Fort Wagner — New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
During the Civil War many of the black men who enlisted at a recruiting office near this spot were mustered into Company C of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Among these recruits was New Bedford’s Sergeant William H. Carney. . . . — Map (db m84071) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Lewis TempleBlacksmith — Inventor of the Iron Toggle Harpoon Tip
Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1800, Lewis Temple established himself as a blacksmith on the New Bedford waterfront by 1836. Temple manufactured his first toggle-iron in 1848. Its fastening power revolutionized the catching of whales. The . . . — Map (db m1616) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial
Text on Upper Front (East) Side of Memorial: Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial This Memorial created in Memory of All Lightship Sailors lost in performance of duties Inspired by Harold Flagg, LV 73 . . . — Map (db m86786) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Making Room-Johnny Cake HillNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Making Room-During the days when New Bedford dominated the whaling trade, 10,000 seamen were required to sail the fleet. Pacific islanders, New England farm boys, Cape Verdeans, Portuguese from the Azores, Wampanoag Indians, and immigrants from . . . — Map (db m77467) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Merrill's Wharf
On the other side of the Bourne Counting House, the granite building in front of you, is Merrill's Wharf, completed in 1847. The wharf then was the longest in New Bedford port. Built by Edward Merrill for an expanding whaling fleet, this wharf . . . — Map (db m86733) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House21 Seventh Street — Has been designated a Naitonal Historic Landmark
This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Nathan and Polly Johnson, prominent African American abolitionists, sheltered escaped slaves in this underground railroad "station." It . . . — Map (db m97070) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — New Bedford Historic District
Has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States — Map (db m58196) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Preserving Whaling's LegacyThe New Bedford Whaling Museum
In 1915, in the waning light of whaling's final decade, Emily Howland Bourne financed the construction of a museum building to honor her whaling merchant father, Jonathan Bourne, Jr. This marked the first steadfast effort to preserve New . . . — Map (db m86657) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Seamen’s Bethel
(Marker on the left side of the door) “In the same New Bedford there stands a whaleman’s chapel and few are the moody fisherman, shortly bound for the Indian or Pacific Oceans who failed to make a Sunday visit to this spot.” Moby . . . — Map (db m95382) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Signs of the TimeNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
The outward appearance of the brick and brownstone building diagonally in front of you has changed little over the years. However, the signs identifying the ownership and use of the structure have changed repeatedly. It was originally built as a . . . — Map (db m62358) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Andrew Robeson House
Change of Address Andrew Robeson, whaling merchant and steadfast abolitionist, built this Federal-style house in 1821 on a lot on North Second Street, diagonally behind you. The estate, with its conservatory, gardens, surrounding elm trees, . . . — Map (db m77505) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Benjamin Rodman House
Wealth with a Conscience Early whaling merchants lived in elegant houses along this street. But by the time Benjamin Rodman built this Federal style home in 1821, many of his wealthy friends were moving uphill away from this shoreside . . . — Map (db m76980) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Dartmouth
Near this spot in 1767 the first ship built in New Bedford was launched. The Dartmouth Francis Rotch, Owner She was one of the vessels boarded by the Boston Tea Party in 1773 — Map (db m58183) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Mariner's Home
Home Away from the Sea Whaling men spent much of their lives at sea. The ship was their home. Back in port, most of the poor, unskilled sailors knew no one in New Bedford and were essentially homeless until the next voyage.

In 1850 the . . . — Map (db m58197) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Seamen's Bethel
Saving Mariners' Souls After months at sea, many whaling men were unable to resist the temptations of this port city. In 1832, the New Bedford Port Society for the Moral Improvement of Seamen opened this mariners' chapel "to protect the rights . . . — Map (db m58199) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Trial by FireNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Trial by Fire-During the early hours of January 18, 1977, gas leaked from a cracked main into the cellar of O’Malley’s Tavern, located near where you are now standing. New Bedford had suffered two straight days of record-setting cold in an overall . . . — Map (db m62389) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Twentieth-Century WhalingNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Twentieth-Century Whaling-As New Bedford’s whaling industry declined in the 19th century, more than a dozen other nations began hunting whales using “modern” Norwegian methods, with fast, steam-powered vessels and heavy-gauge harpoon . . . — Map (db m62387) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — U.S. Custom House-Customary DutyNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Customary Duty-Replacing a makeshift operation closer to the waterfront, the U.S. Custom House at Bedford opened on this site in 1836. Here ship captains walked up the granite steps to register their crews and declare their cargoes before they were . . . — Map (db m62364) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Viking
On this toro rests a capstan from the American clipper ship Viking which was wrecked on this island on June 4,1863. Being bound for San Francisco, U.S.A. from Hong Kong, China. Through the intervention of the local authorities and hospitality of the . . . — Map (db m58179) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Whaleman’s Memorial
“A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat” (inscription on back) In honor of the whalemen whose skill, hardihood and daring brought fame and fortune to New Bedford and made its name known to every seaport on the globe. • Gift of W.W. . . . — Map (db m1626) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Whaling CapitalNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Whaling Capital-In 1857, ninety-five ships and barks left these wharves on whaling voyages. In that year the industry reached its peak, and half of the worldwide whaling was conducted from the New Bedford customs district. Before petroleum was . . . — Map (db m62411) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Whaling's Final Days
During the war, we were getting a dollar and a half a gallon for sperm oil. And then around 1922 there was no more demand for sperm oil....The price of sending a ship to sea doubled and the price of oil dropped about 200 percent....And . . . — Map (db m86759) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Working WaterfrontNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Working Waterfront-Standing here during the heyday of whaling you would have seen and heard the bustling of a whaling port preparing for sea: ship carpenters building vessels from great white oak timbers, and caulkers hammering oakum---hemp mixed . . . — Map (db m62410) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), North Attleboro — Draper Farm Historic Site
Circa 4000BC Natives of this area made tools from red felsite rock. 1669-1771 The Allen, Capron and Mann families owned this property. The Mann family burial ground still remains close by. 1772 Stephan Draper built a homestead . . . — Map (db m57747) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), North Attleboro — Old Powder House 1768
Built to store gun powder and ammunition used during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 — Map (db m55681) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), North Attleboro — Woodcock-Hatch-Maxcy House
Top PlaqueThis marker is given by Massachusetts Society Daughters of the American Colonists in recognition of The role this historic building played in the area's early growth presented: September 13 1969 Bottom Plaque . . . — Map (db m55680) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — First Burial Ground
The First Burial Ground is the presumed buying place of Norton's pioneer settler's.

William Witherell, who died in September 1691, is buried in the West end of the burial ground. When the land was passed to Nathaniel Witherell by his . . . — Map (db m52379) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — King Philip's Cave
The Native American Sachem, Metacomet of Pokonoket, called King Philip by the English, Sachem or chief of the Wampanoag people is reported to have used this area as a stopping place. It provided a natural fortress for his many visits to the . . . — Map (db m56217) HM

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