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Bournedale's Yesterdays

 
 
Bournedale's Yesterdays Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. Bournedale's Yesterdays Marker
Inscription. 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 Works. William Nye, town clerk of Bourne, surrounded his home with orchards and pastures. Notice the occasional apple and hawthorn trees along the way - remnants of this estate displaced by an expanded canal and highway.

At the heart of the village was the Bournedale Railroad Station where steam engines whistled and bellowed smoke while passengers milled about the platform awaiting passage down Cape or to the major cities of the East. Today the swirling currents of the canal carry marine traffic over the site of the Nye home and the Bournedale Station.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Location. 41° 46.328′ N, 70° 33.769′ W. Marker is in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Scenic Highway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Herring Run Park. Marker is in this post office area: Buzzards Bay MA 02532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies

Bournedale's Yesterdays Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. Bournedale's Yesterdays Marker
. Comassakumakanit (a few steps from this marker); Still on Patrol (approx. mile away); Cape Cod Canal (approx. half a mile away); August Belmont (approx. half a mile away); William Barclay Parsons (approx. half a mile away); Monica Dickens Stratton (approx. half a mile away); Sagamore Hill Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Changes Through Time (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buzzards Bay.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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