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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Massachusetts

1814 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2019
1814 Marker
1Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — 1814
During the War of 1812, Captain Richard Raggett, of the British blockade ship, H.M.S. Spenser, demanded a ransom of $6,000 from the village of Barnstable, or else he would destroy the extensive saltworks owned by Loring Crocker. Undaunted, . . . Map (db m142193) HM WM
2Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Abraham Blish
Original Settler with the Barnstable Colony in 1640. Selected Grand Juror, Hayward, Constable, and Highway Surveyor. Served with Militia of the Colony of New Plymouth. In 1658, he built and operated one of the First Grist Mills in . . . Map (db m140492) HM
3Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Barnstable County’s 300th Anniversary
1685 - Memorial - 1985 This tablet is in commemoration of Barnstable County’s 300th Anniversary A dedication to those loyal sons and daughters who gave unselfishly of themselves to the call of duty in the Military, . . . Map (db m142219) HM
4Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Charles L. Gifford
In Memory of Charles L. Gifford Served United States House of Representatives November 7, 1922 - August 23, 1947Map (db m142331) HM
5Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — James Otis Jr.
James Otis Jr. The Patriot West Barnstable 1725 — 1783 Advocate Orator Statesman President John Adams Said In Part Of Otis’s Famous Writs Of Assistance Speech In Boston February 1761 “American Independence . . . Map (db m142330) HM
6Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Korean WarJune 25, 1950 – July 2, 1953
Korean War June 25, 1950 – July 2, 1953 33,629 KIA - 8,177 MIA This site is dedicated to the men and women who served this nation during the Korean War, and to the many who made the supreme sacrifice for love of . . . Map (db m158956) WM
7Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Lt. Colonel F.W. McAbee
Lt. Colonel F.W. McAbee U.S.A. Served 1942-1961 World War II Korean War Prisoner of War 1950-1953 Cape & Islands Chapter 1 Korean War Veterans Association Map (db m158958) WM
8Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Marcy Otis Warren
Mercy Otis Warren Born – W. Barnstable 1728 - 1814 Champion Of The Bill Of Rights Playwright – Poet – Historian PatriotMap (db m142325) HM
9Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Men Of Barnstable
In Honor Of The Men Of Barnstable Who Served In The Revolution The War Of 1812 The Civil War The War With Spain The War With Germany This Stone Marks The Spot From Which The Soldiers Marched To Boston In . . . Map (db m142182) WM
10Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Mercy Otis Warren
: In Tribute To Mercy Otis Warren Poet, Playwright, Historian And Political Pamphleteer On The Occasion Of The 225th Anniversary Of The Start Of The American Revolution 1775 - 2000 * * * * * Member of a . . . Map (db m142177) HM WM
11Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Olde Colonial Courthouse
This building was the court house where the Kings Court was forced to end its sessions by a band of patriots in September 1774Map (db m142175) HM
12Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Sandwich Meeting of Friends
Sandwich Monthly Meeting of Friends, established in 1657, is the oldest continuous Quaker meeting in North America. It consists of congregations here, in West Falmouth and in Yarmouth. This meetinghouse, the third on this site, was built . . . Map (db m140503) HM
13Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — The Unitarian Church of Barnstable
. . . Map (db m140443) HM
14Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — Thomas Hinckley
Nearby Stood The Homestead Of Thomas Hinckley Governor Of Plymouth Colony From 1681 To The Union With The Bay Colony in 1692. Map (db m142187) HM
15Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Barnstable — War MemorialWest Barnstable, Massachusetts
Our Community Dedicates This Memorial Lest We Forget In Memoriam ★ Gilman, Raymond E.   ★ Luomala, Otis   ★ Thomas, Dennis World War I Anderson, Charles S · Atwood, Neil · Baker, Stanley · Benson, Aubrey C. · . . . Map (db m143819) WM
16Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m136466) HM
17Massachusetts (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
18Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Disabled Veterans Of All Wars
. . . Map (db m158540) WM
19Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Merchant Marine Memorial
Merchant Marine MemorialMap (db m85583) WM
20Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Our Fallen Heroes In The World War
. . . Map (db m158544) WM
21Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Robert E. Poland
In Memoriam World War II Robert E. Poland 1913 – 1944 Map (db m158548) WM
22Massachusetts (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
23Massachusetts (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
24Massachusetts (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
25Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Town of Bourne Civil War Memorial
Erected by the Town of Bourne AD • MCMXIV In memory of Soldiers and Sailors who served in the War of 1861 – 1865 Rodman Avery • Watson D. Avery • Henry F. Benson • David Blake • Joshua W. Bourne &bull Thomas Bourne • Elisha . . . Map (db m165441) WM
26Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Town Of Bourne World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the Citizens of Who Devoted Themselves to the Cause of Freedom And Served Their Country in the World War 1914 - 1918 Alves Gregory · Ames Alton C. · Angus Andrew H. · Ashley Harrison L. · Avery Harry L. · Bartelt Elmer E. · . . . Map (db m158663) WM
27Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Bourne — Vietnam
Vietnam In Memory Of ★ Clifton L. Boyer 27, Feb. 1969 ★ Paul C. Carter 31, Jan. 1968 ★ Paul R. Driscoll 31, Oct. 1968 ★ Douglass R. Morhmann 15, March 1968 ★ Joseph E. Sintoni 27, March 1968 . . . Map (db m158547) WM
28Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — 1st. Lt. Walter R. “Skip” Daley
In Grateful Memory 1st. Lt. Walter R. “Skip” Daley Who Died at the Age of Twenty Four Years While In The Service of Our Country As a Member of The First Cavalry Airmobile Division Of The United States Army. For . . . Map (db m158472) WM
29Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — Battle Of The Bulge
In Memory Dec. 16, 1944 - Jan. 25, 1945 Dedicated To Those Men and Women Who Fought in the Historic World War II Battle of the Bulge In the Ardennes, Belgium Cape Cod Islands Chapter 58 Veterans of the Battle of the . . . Map (db m158473) WM
30Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — Brewster World War II Memorial1941 - 1945
Proudly We Pay Tribute to the Men and Women of Brewster who answered their Country’s call in World War II Henry Edgarton Allen • James Warren Allen • Lewis Franklin Bearse • Harry Wallace Bassett • Winthrop Nelson Bassett • . . . Map (db m164915) WM
31Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — The Brewster Store
The Brewster Store 1852 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m157961) HM
32Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — Town of Brewster Korean War and Vietnam Campaign Memorial
In memory of the veterans from the Town of Brewster who served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Campaign Tubman M. Andrew-Korea • Robert F. Baker-Korea • Francis Cash- Vietnam • Edward F. Clark-Korea • Harold F. Clark-Korea • Karl L. . . . Map (db m158982) WM
33Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — Town of Brewster Veterans of Foreign Campaigns Memorial
Memorial to the veterans from Brewster who served in foreign campaigns Hartwig James C-WWII • Hicks Paul V-Vietnam • Edwards William K-Vietnam • Keuch Deane-WWII • Selfe Richard A-Vietnam • Hill Russell H-WW II • Porter William H-WW II • Le . . . Map (db m158985) WM
34Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Brewster — Town of Brewster World War I Memorial
Memorial To those who served in the World War Presented to the Town of Brewster by Brewster Grange 1919 Roland E Allen • Winthrop N Bassett • Ernest H Black • Allen S Bragg ☆ Herbert A Cahoon • Ernest E Chase • . . . Map (db m159811) WM
35Massachusetts (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
36Massachusetts (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
37Massachusetts (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
38Massachusetts (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
39Massachusetts (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
40Massachusetts (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 World . . . Map (db m57398) HM
41Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — The Cape Cod Canal
Opening to vessel traffic in 1914, the primary purpose of the Cape Cod Canal is to provide a safe, navigable intra-coastal route for vessels, saving 65 – 166 miles of travel around the historically treacherous outer shores of Cape Cod, . . . Map (db m158552) HM
42Massachusetts (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
43Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — “Marconi T” AntennaChatham Marconi Maritime Center
This is an original antenna that was used here at the WCC as a receiving antenna on the “MF” band. It was originally located on the other side of Orleans Road, across from the Hotel Building (now the Education Center). It was . . . Map (db m159408) HM
44Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Aerial View of the Marconi-RCA Complex, circa 1930Chatham Radio WCC – Receiving Station – Antenna Field Trail — Chatham Marconi Maritime Center —
At the foot of the trail is the Marconi/RCA receiving station complex, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station is significant for its engineering , its architecture, and its long and distinguished role in the history of . . . Map (db m159483) HM
45Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Antenna Trail ExhibitsChatham Radio WCC – Receiving Station – Antenna Field Trail — Chatham Marconi Maritime Center —
On this trail, you will see several different types of antennas that are representative of some of the antennas which were used at WCC, both here and at the transmitter site on Forest Beach in South Chatham. There are several half wave dipole . . . Map (db m159432) HM
46Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Captain Mayo / Surfman Ellis
In Memory of The Hero of the Monomoy Disaster 1862   Captain Elmer F. Mayo   1935 Chatham, Mass. and his gallant rescue of Surfman Seth L. Ellis from a watery grave on Shovelful Shoal off Monomoy Point March 17, 1902 In . . . Map (db m158416) HM
47Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Chatham Civil War Monument
Erected By The Town Of Chatham. In Memory Of Those That Fell In The Rebellion Of 1861 to 1865. Map (db m158232) WM
48Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Chatham Commercial Fishing
Native Americans have harvested fish and shellfish in Chatham waters for millennia. Weirs – stationary structures of twine nets and wooden poles driven into the seabed – were the traditional method for catching finfish and squid. . . . Map (db m159114) HM
49Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Chatham Packet Wharf
The Old Village, encompassing the land between Chatham Harbor on the east and Mill/Little Mill Pond on the west, became the town center in the 1800’s probably due to the Old Harbor area becoming less navigable. A concentration of small stores on . . . Map (db m159151) HM
50Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Chatham Railroad Depot
A 2-6-0 coal fired steam locomotive coupled to a string of freight cars wait for departure at the Chatham Railroad Depot in 1932. The Chatham Railroad Company constructed seven miles of tracks as a branch line with stations in Chatham, South . . . Map (db m159095) HM
51Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Chatham’s Chimes
This set of bell chimes began their existence in the clock tower of one of this town’s notable historic homes overlooking the Old Harbor in North Chatham. The house, originally built in 1806 by George Kendrick, was purchased in 1917 by Rufus and . . . Map (db m159773) HM
52Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Chatham’s Twin Light
This Lighthouse lantern room dates back to 1887, when it was installed atop the south tower of Chatham’s twin lights, the third set to be built on the bluff known as James Head overlooking Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic at the elbow of Cape Cod. . . . Map (db m159757) HM
53Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — 11 — Chatham’s Wampanoag History
We Have Always Been Here For thousands of years Wampanoag have lived in this area inhabiting the shore during the warmer months and moving to less exposed areas in winter. Time has eradicated most of the remains of their earliest . . . Map (db m160412) HM
54Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Dr. Samuel Lord
(Front) Here lies buried Dr. Samuel Lord who died of smallpox after devoted service to the citizens of Chatham in the epidemic of 1765 – 1766 (Back) This monument was erected by the Town of Chatham in . . . Map (db m160407) HM
55Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Employee ResidenceChatham Marconi Maritime Center
Employee Residence of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Station Built in 1914 for the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America Known as the “Hotel Nautilus” In 1994 this building and the entire site were placed . . . Map (db m159331) HM
56Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Forest Beach Overlook
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Meade This land and the view you see before you were . . . Map (db m159214) HM
57Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Historic Receiving AntennasChatham Radio WCC – Receiving Station – Antenna Field Trail — Chatham Marconi Maritime Center —
Six 350-foot masts were built by the Marconi Company to support a mile long horizontal antenna, intended to receive radio signals from a sister station in Norway. Five masts were removed in 1919. The remaining mast and several 100-foot steel . . . Map (db m159439) HM
58Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — History of Chatham
The first European to land on the shores of Chatham was Samuel de Champlain, who took refuge in Stage Harbor in October, 1606. Although relations with the Natives were initially friendly, after about ten days tensions increased and a battle . . . Map (db m158345) HM
59Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — History of Chatham
Like all towns in the country, Chatham was very much involved in the Civil War. More than 264 men saw action on the battlefields, of whom 16 lost their lives. But the conflict had little effect on the way Chatham people lived their lives, as the . . . Map (db m158564) HM
60Massachusetts (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 m154912) HM
61Massachusetts (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
62Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Operations BuildingChatham Marconi Maritime Center
Operations Building of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Station Built in 1914 for the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America Operated with distinction as Coastal Marine Station WCC, Chatham Radio from 1921 - 1997 In 1994 this . . . Map (db m159494) HM
63Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Original Prop
. . . Map (db m157614) HM
64Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Samuel De Champlain
The First White Man on these Shores Landed Here October 1606Map (db m71054) HM
65Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Site of First Settlers Home
The house of William Nickerson built about 1664, stood south 51 degrees west at a distance of 19 1/5 rods (about 105 yards) from this marker. He was the first settler in Monomoit where he purchased from the Indians most of what is now Chatham. . . . Map (db m157368) HM
66Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — Squanto, Indian Guide
Somewhere within gunshot of this stone lies the remains of Squanto, Indian guide, friend and counselor of the Plymouth Colony, who died in 1622 on the sloop “Swan” in Stage Harbor.Map (db m159026) HM
67Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The 1914 Marconi Radio Station ComplexChatham Radio WCC – Receiving Station – Antenna Field Trail — Chatham Marconi Maritime Center —
Imagine what it was like at the turn of the 20th century, when ships left port with no way to communicate with land. On this trail, you will walk in the footsteps of pioneers in radio technology who created a wireless lifeline for those at sea. . . . Map (db m159332) HM
68Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Atwood School
At a meeting of the Chatham Historical Society in 1957, Ernest Eldridge recalled his days at the Atwood School in the late 19th century.
"I had my turn down at the Atwood School and there was two rooms, upstairs and down, at . . . Map (db m159226) HM
69Massachusetts (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
70Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Godfrey Windmill
This wind powered grist mill was built in 1797 by Colonel Benjamin Godfrey on a hill by his home on Stage Harbor Road Overlooking the Mill Pond, where it served the growing needs of Chatham residents for corn meal, a staple among early . . . Map (db m159325) HM
71Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Josiah Mayo Housec. 1820 — Chatham Conservation Foundation, Inc. —
The Josiah Mayo House sits along Main Street across from the Town Hall, as it has since it was built nearly 200 years ago by Josiah himself, a blacksmith who came to town from Brewster. Although it’s been moved on the site – it originally . . . Map (db m166801) HM
72Massachusetts (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)
73Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Men Of Chatham
Erected In Honor of The Men of Chatham Who Left Their Daily Tasks Among Us to Serve Our Country During the World War ★ ★ 1917 – 1918 ★ ★ And In Memory Of Those Who Made The Extreme Sacrifice . . . Map (db m158572) WM
74Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Nickerson Family
William Nickerson, founder of Chatham, arrived in Salem in 1637 aboard the ship, John and Dorothy, with four children, his wife, Anne Busby and her parents. A weaver by trade, he left Norwich, England to escape the persecution of Bishop Wren of . . . Map (db m159035) HM
75Massachusetts (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 . . . Map (db m63406) HM
76Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — The Tisquantum (Squanto) Story
Tisquantum (also known as Squanto), the most famous Native American to encounter the Pilgrims, died near here in 1622, roughly 40 years before William and Anne (Busby) Nickerson established their homestead on this site. Born at Patuxet, a . . . Map (db m159031) HM
77Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Chatham — U.S. Coast Guard Steel 44-Foot Motor Life Boat CG44301
Specifications Overall Length: 44ft. 1.5in. Maximum Beam: 12ft. 8in. Draft: 3ft. 6in. Displacement: 39,500lbs. Propulsion : Twin 185 horsepower diesel engines, with twin propellers and twin rudders Maximum Speed: 14 knots . . . Map (db m158423) HM
78Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Deerfield — Quinton Stockwell / Abigail Bullard Stockwell
Erected In Memory of Quinton Stockwell and his wife Abigail Bullard Stockwell It was in their house, which stood on this spot, that the Stockwells boarded the Reverend Samuel Mather during the earliest days of . . . Map (db m147359) HM
79Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Dennis — Barnstable County 9/11 TributeA Day not to be Forgotten
Somerset County, PA · New York, NY · Washington, D.C. 09.11.2001 A Day Not To Be Forgotten Alderwoods Group Map (db m157930) HM WM
80Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Dennis — Town of Dennis September 11, 2001 Memorial
These two pieces of steel are from the World Trade Center site. They are a reminder of the tragic events of September 11th 2001. A total of 2977 people perished on that day. The steel was entrusted by the F.D.N.Y. so that we never forget.Map (db m158954) HM WM
81Massachusetts (Barnstable County), East Dennis — Jacob Sears Memorial Library
This Property Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historical Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m157966) HM
82Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — A Whale Bone Welcome
Inviting guests to step through the massive jawbones of a whale may seem an unusual way to say, “Welcome to our home.” But for Captain Edward Penniman, there could be no more appropriate greeting. Born in Eastham, Captain Penniman earned . . . Map (db m111659) HM
83Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Changing Beach
The barren sandspit to your right was once the site of the Coast Guard Beach bathhouse and its asphalt parking area. Today they are gone, erased by the forces of the sea. In February 1978, the same winter storm that brought a famous blizzard to . . . Map (db m144092) HM
84Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Coast Guard Beach:A Place Where the Only Constant is Change
The spot where you now stand will eventually be at the water’s edge, and someday it will be gone entirely. Wind and waves continually reshape the shoreline. Through natural processes, the sea is eroding the land. Wind will build a dune, one sand . . . Map (db m141192) HM
85Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Doane Rock
Cape Cod is composed almost entirely of rock debris deposited by the ice age glaciers over 18,000 years ago. Most of this debris, called “glacial till”, consists of clay, sand, and pebbles, but the ice age also deposited larger stones. . . . Map (db m111818) HM
86Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Eastham Remembers
Eastham Remembers 1917 - World War - 1919 Army Chase Ralph A · Collins Bernard C · Clark Henry E · Horton Earl K Camp Brewer Leonard J · Hatch Freeman C · Gill Alfred D · Steele George B Navy Hopkins Clifton · Steele WM Bradley . . . Map (db m147336) WM
87Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Eastham Town Hall
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department Of The Interior Map (db m141393) HM
88Massachusetts (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
89Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — First Encounter
One mile west of this site hostile Indians had their First Encounter 6 December 1620 (Old Style) With Myles Standish, John Carver, William Bradford, Edward Winslow. John Tilley, Edward Tilley, John Howland, . . . Map (db m141405) HM
90Massachusetts (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
91Massachusetts (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
92Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Indian Rock
For thousands of years before the Europeans landed, the Nauset Indians lived beside the marshes of Cape Cod. Among the evidence of their occupation is this community grinding rock, one of four such boulders found in the Nauset Bay area. . . . Map (db m111595) HM
93Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Journey of the Mayflower
After 66 days spent in the cramped confines of a small ship pitching and rolling its way from England across the stormy North Atlantic, the Mayflower’s passengers gave thanks. It was the morning of November 9,1620 and they had spotted land - the . . . Map (db m141189) HM
94Massachusetts (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
95Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Nauset Beach Light Stationa Shifting Landmark
In 1836, in response to numerous shipwrecks in the area, 21 residents of Eastham petitioned the Boston Marine Society for a lighthouse. The first Nauset Beach Light Station was built more than 500 feet east of this spot. Because of constant beach . . . Map (db m141506) HM
96Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Outermost cliff and solitary dune…
”outermost cliff and solitary dune… this is Eastham, this is the outer cape…having known and loved this land for many years, it came about that I found myself free to visit there, and so I built myself a house upon the . . . Map (db m144415) HM
97Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Port de Mallebarre
Fifteen years before the Pilgrims landed on Cape Cod, French explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed down the Atlantic coast from Canada in search of new lands. On July 20, 1605, he entered here what was then a shallow bay. He named it Port de . . . Map (db m111600) HM
98Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — The Life Savers
In the days before electronic navigational aids, the waters off Cape Cod with their hidden shoals held many dangers for passing ships, especially at night or during thick weather. In 1872 the U.S. Life-Saving Service established nine stations on . . . Map (db m141194) HM
99Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — The Outermost House
Author and naturalist Henry Beston came to this shore in September 1927. On the dunes about a mile and a half to your right he built a cottage with two rooms and a fireplace. Here he lived a solitary year in the company of the ocean. His nearest . . . Map (db m111657) HM
100Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — There’s No Place Like Home
Edward Penniman’s career as a man of the sea began at age 11. At 21, he was harpooning with the New Bedford, Massachusetts whaling fleet. By the time he was 29, he was master of his own whaling ship. Captain Penniman’s seven whaling voyages spanned . . . Map (db m111660) HM

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