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Hampden County Markers
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Blandford — MA-5 — 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m24011) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Brimfield — Indian Hill1630 - 1930
Two miles distant on Indian Hill is the site of an Indian stronghold and storehouse for corn, Quaboag Old Fort, and of the Indian village of Ashquoach. — Map (db m48776) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Brimfield — Steerage Rock1630 - 1930
Four miles distant on the summit of East Waddaquodduck Mountain is Steerage Rock, a landmark on the Indian trail which became known as the Bay Path and a guidepost to the pioneer settlers of the Connecticut Valley from Massachusetts Bay in 1636. — Map (db m48775) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Cabotville Canal
For 150 years this cluster of red brick mill buildings on the Chicopee River served as the community's industrial anchor. The complex was conceived, designed and built by America's first generation of venture capitalists, the legendary Boston Associates. In 1831 the Associates secured the water rights with an initial investment of $90,000 creating the Springfield Canal Company with the purpose of tapping the river for their power sources. John Chase, a talented engineer, was chosen as the new . . . — Map (db m56051) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Citizens of Chicopee Remember World War II
Top This monument dedicated by the citizens of Chicopee in honor of all who served in the armed forces of the United States during World War Two. This emblem with the spread eagle was awarded to all honorably discharged service personnel. The small lapel pin was proudly worn by all veterans. It was and is still called "The Ruptured Duck" by all World War Two veterans. Pedestal around the globe Let us keep forever living the freedom for which they served Panel 1 . . . — Map (db m54843) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Civil War Memorial
Front 1861 Civil War 1865 The War Between the States A family struggle that reunited the nation From Chicopee 931 men served 72 lost their lives while serving their names are recorded on two tablets at the entrance of city hall Back A TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN HEROES A HYMN BY WILLIAM VALENTINE 1871 When from afar, over mountain and vale, swift on the wings of the wind came a wail, precursor of evil, more grievous to come to ev'ry low cot and ev'ry proud home . . . — Map (db m54870) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Frank J Szot Memorial Park
First American Soldier from Chicopee killed in action during the World War on April 12, 1918 — Map (db m56055) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Korean War Memorial
Top-front "The Chicopee Veterans Organizations erect this monument to honor all who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War. June 1950 July 1953 Especially remembered are these 13 men who made the supreme sacrifice in giving their lives for the principles and freedoms we enjoy." PVT Walter E. Kurtz USA BW 1/C Roger Pelland USN Lt. George A. Lavoie USAF PFC Joseph A. Lambert USA CPL Harvey E. Carpenter USA 2nd Lt. Thomas A. Janelle USMC PVT Armand Patenaude . . . — Map (db m54844) WM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur
Dedicated to Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur U.S. Army by the people of Chicopee, Mass. on September 7, 1942 Born in house at this square June 2, 1845 Died September 5, 1912 — Map (db m56053) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Szot Memorial Park Fountain
Erected to honor his comrades and him who gave their lives. A war to win that you and I might live and be in this land of the brave and the free Dedicated 1939 Anthony J. Stonina Mayor Municipal Electric Light Board Joseph A. Saulnier Joseph A. Nowak Joseph M. Topor Roy P. Benedict Manager Leslie R. Hicks, Consulting Engineer — Map (db m56056) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — The Cabotville Sycamores
The sycamores have survived hurricanes, floods, an industrial revolution and the onslaught of modern urbanization. These handsome trees were growing here in 1848 when the citizens of Cabotville petitioned the legislature for the right to incorporate as a town. The General Court of Massachusetts approved the request with one modification that the lawmakers change the name of the new town to Chicopee. In the 1850s the trees were less than fifty feet from a busy rail line. A spur line of the . . . — Map (db m56052) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka
Upper Plaque They, too, wanted only to live by the side of this Park and be a friend to man. Instead, off to war they went, by their sense of duty sent, in response to pleas, of peoples, forced to their knees. Some gave all they had others did what they could. But, together, on that line they stood. WWW Dedication Plaque Dedicated Sept. 26, 2000 to honor World War II Veterans from the Szot Park neighborhood called Bemisuwka, a predominantly Polish area, all part of the former Bemis . . . — Map (db m56054) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Veterans Memorial
A thousand battles of land and sea and air echo the glory of the valiant deeds of these men who gave their lives in battle. Because of them our lives are free. Because of them our nation lives. May we always honor their memory. Civil War U.S. Army Akers, Horace • Atkins, William • Atwood, Lyman • Begley, Edward • Bushee, Francis • Cadwell, Benjamin • Carpenter, Edward • Cavanaugh, Michael • Chapin, Irving • Chase, John • Cobb, John • Cobleigh, Henry • Cole, James • Collins, Charles • . . . — Map (db m56050) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Vietnam War Memorial
Front - Top This campaign ribbon awarded to all who proudly served with the armed forces in Vietnam Front - Left Panel U.S. ARMY MACV 2/62 to 3/73 12 Infantry Divisions 367 units 1t Inf. - 2nd Inf. - 3rd Mech - 4th Inf. 5th Mech - 6th Inf. - 7th Inf. - 8th Mech 9th Inf - 23rd AMCL - 24th Inf. - 25th Inf. 1st Cal Div. Airborne 51 units 11th Air Assault Div. 25 units 101st Airborne Div. 3rd Be. 82nd Airborne Div. 5th Special Forces 4 Armored Div. 105 units . . . — Map (db m54871) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — World War Memorial
North side CHICOPEE Erects this monument in grateful memory of all her sons who served on land and sea in the World War 1914-1918 West side DIED OF DISEASE Ralph Anderson Charles Bancroft Frank Bessette Albert Boulerice George E Brayton Roy A Buck David Roy Burns Francis J Carew Harry Emerson Erving David William Jameson Charles C Kennedy Ovila Lacas Louis Marceau Arthur Ouimette Daniel Francis Reardon Benjamin Roy Alcide N StJohn Oswald . . . — Map (db m54869) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Holyoke — Civil War Monument
In memory of Our Volunteers who died For The Union 1861 - 1865. — Map (db m56042) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Holyoke — Korean Veterans Memorial Plaza
Dedicated to the memory and honor of those men from Holyoke who gave their lives in the Korean Conflict 1950-1955 Norman Brissette • William G. Carroll • Anthony J. Castro • Roland V. Charpentier • Richard F. Donoghue • Roland J. Dostie • Robert O. Fountain • Harry Fournier • Gerald J. Gagne • Frank M. Geraghty • Jules Hauterman, Jr. • Harold J. Kane • Roland E. LaFleur • James R. Law • Ferdinand J. McClure, Jr. • Martin R. Narey • James C. Reynolds • Edward H. Seavey • William J. Shaughnessy • . . . — Map (db m56043) WM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Holyoke — Sheard PlaygroundIn Memory of 2nd Lt. William J. Sheard
Dedicated to the memory of 2nd Lt. William J. Sheard Co. G 157th Inf. Regt. 7th Army Sept. 11, 1911 + Dec. 21, 1944 Killed in Action in Germany during World War II Lt. Sheard was a love of sports and a credit to this community in which he lived Citizens of Holyoke take pride in honoring his memory — Map (db m56047) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Holyoke — Vietnam1959 - 1975
Center monument With sincere appreciation to the men of Holyoke who gave their lives in the Republic of Vietnam. To the men and women called upon to serve during an era of discord and turmoil and did so with great personal strength and courage. To those who have not returned and may never return we will never close the book on you. Left monument Taps for a Buddy Leonard L. Kaster 1/LT USAF Aug. 6, 1964 | Stanley P. Kierzek SGT USA July 20, 1965 | Robert G. Bousquet CORP USMC . . . — Map (db m56044) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Holyoke — World War II1941-1945
Dedicated in honor of the 212 people from Holyoke who paid the supreme sacrifice and all others who served Lest We Forget — Map (db m56041) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Palmer — MA-11 — 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m24016) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Palmer — George Washington Memorial Highway
This tablet marks the George Washington Memorial Highway at Palmer 1732 ----- 1932 — Map (db m24391) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Palmer — Washington Park
Dedicated by Wright Wire Company, 1919, to its employees and their families, for their recreation and pleasure. George Washington, Father of his country – first President of the United States – traveled over this spot in June 1775 on his way to Cambridge to take command of the Colonial Army in the Revolutionary War for the freedom of America, and again passed here in October, 1789. Many other historic events were enacted near this spot which was the center of the Old Bay Path from . . . — Map (db m24388) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Russell — MA-6 — 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m24010) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Armory FenceSpringfield Armory National Historic Site
James W. Ripley, who had such a lasting influence on the Armory’s development, was also responsible for the east-iron fence which extends well over a mile around Armory Square. Partly decorative, the fence also had a security function, being intended to keep out angry townspeople antagonized by Ripley’s policies. Money was tight, so work on the fence proceeded slowly; begun in 1852, it was not completed until 1861. Ripley reduced some of the cost by using recycled iron from obsolete . . . — Map (db m65837) HM WM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Commanding Officer's House
Four years after taking command at Springfield Armory in 1841, Maj. James W. Ripley began construction of this residence. When he demolished the existing CO's residence to make room for Main Arsenal, he antagonized the builder of that house, a man with powerful political connections. Ripley's opponents labeled his new residence a "magnificent mansion,” fueling the controversies that bedeviled him during his entire term at Springfield Armory. He became the subject of various . . . — Map (db m31772) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — MA-9 — 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 Commonealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m23756) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Hay RoadSpringfield Armory National Historic Site
Notice how the land falls off very steeply here. Various commanders at Springfield Armory spent much of the 19th Century grappling with a serious erosion problem on this sandy bluff. Eventually, they resorted to a system of terraces, which controlled erosion during the remainder of the Armory’s existence. Workers in the picture are shown scything grass used as ground cover on the steep hillside. The “trace” (sunken roadway) to the right, is the former Hay Road, which led to a . . . — Map (db m65732) HM WM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Main Arsenal
The massive Main Arsenal (199 by 69 feet) was constructed between 1847 and 1850, during Col. James W. Ripley's tenure as commanding officer of Springfield Armory. With its dominating location, the Main Arsenal became the symbol of the Armory and was incorporated into the cit seal when Springfield became a city in 1852. In the hundreds of years since they entered the language, the terms "armory" and "arsenal" have had varied -- and often interchangeable-- meanings. When Congress established . . . — Map (db m31739) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Master Armorer's HouseSpringfield Armory National Historic Site
Constructed in 1833, this building was located just north of the present Main Arsenal as shown in the picture. The nearby identical Paymaster’s House was located on the south side of the Main Arsenal. Around 1880, both of these residences were relocated, and the Paymaster’s House (Building 17) was later demolished. During the remaining 90 years of Armory operation, the Master Armorer’s house served as a variety of functions, most notably as an infirmary. The Master Armorer supervised the . . . — Map (db m65730) HM WM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Shays’ Rebellion
This Tablet Marks the Battle Place of Shays' Rebellion January 25, 1787 — • — Erected By The George Washington Chapter Sons Of The American Revolution A.D.1900 — Map (db m7791) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), West Springfield — MA-8 — 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m24008) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), West Springfield — Hessian Encampment
Here encamped Oct. 30 and 31, 1777, Gen. Riedesel and his Hessian soldiers on their way to Boston after Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga. This tablet was placed by George Washington Chapter, Sons of the American Revolition. Springfield Mass. Erected A.D. 1904. — Map (db m24075) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — 104th Infantry Regiment
1941-1945 Fortitude et Courage La Bataille est finis In honor and memory of all who served in the 104th Infantry Regiment during World War II — Map (db m56059) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — Apremont Park
Presented to the 104th U.S. Infantry Veterans Association, A.E.F., Nov. 8, 1937 by Mrs. Sadie B. Knox and heirs, in memory of her father, Vincent E. Barnes Born Oct. 9, 1849, Died Dec. 4, 1933 A life long resident and distinguished citizen of Hampden County, who donated this site as Camp Bartlett, consisting of 1017 acres, to the United States Government during the World War for military purposes. The 104th U.S. Infantry, A.E.F., 26th Division trained on these grounds August to October 1917. — Map (db m56058) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — MA-7 — 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m23754) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — IX Miles to Springfield Courthouse
Believed to be one of the mileposts erected by Elijah Bates “From Springfield Court House to Chester Factories,” this marker stood at 80 Main Street for about 150 years. Lawyer Bates, principal owner of the Eighth Mass. Turnpike, built 1800-1805 to connect Westfield with Pittsfield, opened Bates Road for access to the turnpike terminus at the Russell line. Re-erected in Park Square 1963 by the Western Hampden Historical Society — Map (db m24502) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — Lieut. Richard Falley
A friend of Liberty and his country Soldier in the American Revolution Armorer to the 18th Mass. regiment Built armory at Mt. Tekoa circa 1765 Made muskets for the patriot cause This was the site of his home and blacksmith shop circa 1764 to 1783 This tablet provided by the Westfield Bicentennial Committee in 1976 to commemorate the birth of the United States of America in 1776 — Map (db m24077) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — The 104th U.S. Infantry
Upper Plaque "For greatest fighting spirit and self sacrifice during action of April 10, 12, and 13, 1918, suffering from very heavy bombardments and attacked by very strong German forces the 104th Infantry succeeded in preventing their dangerous advance, and with greatest energy reconquered, at the point of the bayonet, the few ruined trenches which had to be abandoned at the first onset, at the same time making prisoners." On this site August 22, 1917, was organized the 104th . . . — Map (db m56060) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — Westfield Civil War Monument
Westfield honors the memory of her sons who have fallen in defence of Liberty Union and Independence 1861 to 1865. --------------- Erected 1871 — Map (db m24356) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Wilbraham — MA-10 — 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1927 — Map (db m24014) HM
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