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Fitchburg in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Store of Ephraim Kimball

 
 
Ephraim Kimball’s Store Monument image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, April 20, 2019
1. Ephraim Kimball’s Store Monument
This was originally known as the Laurel Street Monument. Without having been moved more than a few yards, it is no longer on Laurel Street.
Inscription.  Near this spot, in 1775, stood the store of Ephraim Kimball. Here at 9 o’clock A.M., on the 19th of April, 1775, the alarm gun was fired a company of forty-two men, under Capt. Ebenezer Bridge, marched for Concord, where they arrived the same evening. Another company under Capt. Ebenezer Woods, followed the same day.
 
Erected 1893 by City of Fitchburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 34.883′ N, 71° 47.87′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Cushing Street just south of Boulder Street, in the median. It is located at entrance to Riverfront Park at the foot of Cushing Street, in the center of the turnaround. Google Maps shows it to be on Commercial Street, but the street is not signed as such there. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fitchburg MA 01420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Settler of Fitchburg
Ephraim Kimball’s Store Monument image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, April 20, 2019
2. Ephraim Kimball’s Store Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away); In memory of Arthur M Longsjo Jr (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War ll Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Calvin Coolidge (approx. half a mile away); World War l Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Vietnam/Korea War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitchburg.
 
More about this marker. This monument was originally erected on Laurel Street back when Laurel Street crossed the Nashua River here and became Cushing Street. Since then Laurel Street has been realigned to connect to Water Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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