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New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era

 
 
New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
1. New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era Marker
Inscription.  In the year 1834, a handsome coach of the “Red Bird” line drew up here and set down its passengers for an overnight stay at the Village Inn. With this event, thereafter a daily occurrence, new Marlboro became the bustling midway station on the main-traveled Hartford-Albany Stage Line. Facing the green opposite, the restored Old Inn is today a reminder of this colorful era.
 
Erected 1976 by New Marlborough Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 42° 7.341′ N, 73° 13.832′ W. Marker is in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on Hartsville-New Marlboro Road (Massachusetts Route 57) east of New Marlborough-Monterey Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the village green, directly in front of the Old Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 134 Hartsville-New Marlboro Road, Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elihu Burritt (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Town Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail
New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Old Inn in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
2. New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era Marker
(wide view • Old Inn in background)
(approx. 4 miles away); Barnard Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sheffield World War I Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sheffield World War II Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); World War II Memorial Trees (approx. 6.3 miles away); Off-World Incident (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Marlborough.
 
Also see . . .  Stagecoach Sustained Commerce and Communication in 1800s. Badger & Porter’s Stage Register of 1827, which contained a listing of routes, fares, and timetables for all New England stages, identified 26 stage routes within and through Connecticut. These included daily service (except Sundays) between Danbury and Norwalk, New Haven and Hartford, and Hartford and Albany. (Submitted on July 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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The Old Inn on the Green (<i>about 40 yards north of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
3. The Old Inn on the Green (about 40 yards north of marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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