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Sandisfield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

New Boston

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 31, 2016
1. New Boston Marker
Inscription.
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 a lively commercial center throughout the 1800s under the Twinings, Dr. Parsons, Joseph Norton, the Clarks and Orlow Northway. In the 20th century Stricklands and later Gampettis were proprietors of the inn (c.1755) and the New Boston Store (c 17605-2012).
Other historically important points include the Hull Tannery Complex (1840-1917), "The Old Red Shop” wood milling at Roosterville (1844-1955) The Little Brown Church (1876) and “Suicide Hill” ski jump (1933-38).
In 1967 the hamlet of Colebrook River south of the village was removed for a flood control reservoir. The venerable Hawley Tavern (1798) there was also lost.
Sandisfield Historical Commission
August 2013
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 42° 5.605′ N, 73° 4.533′ W. Marker is in Sandisfield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street (Massachusetts Route 8) and Tolland Road (Massachusetts Route 57), on the
New Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 31, 2016
2. New Boston Marker
left when traveling north on S. Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandisfield MA 01255, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The New Boston Inn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tolland Honor Roll (approx. 3.3 miles away); In Memory of Gordon Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Rock School (approx. 6.2 miles away in Connecticut); The Store at West Granville (approx. 6.9 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Otis Veterans Monument (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Sandisfield. (Submitted on September 6, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Sandisfield, Massachusetts on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 6, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
New Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 31, 2016
3. New Boston Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 144 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on September 6, 2016.
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