Newfield in Tompkins County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Marie And Grant Musser Overlook
For Their Dedication to the Preservation of the Newfield Covered Bridge
Marie and Grant Musser, long time residents of Thompkins County have actively pursued the preservation of the Newfield Covered Bridge since 1969. Their perseverance resulted in the restoration of the Bridge in 1972 by Milton S. Graton, a nationally renowned preservationist. For their dedication and service, Marie and Grant were honored by the Tompkins County Board of Representatives on April 30, 1973 with an appointment as the "Keepers of the Covered Bridge," an appointment they still hold today.
During the last 29 years the Musser's have selflessly made frequent and regular visits to the Covered Bridge ensuring that any necessary repairs were made in a timely and historically sensitive manner.
Erected by Tompkins County and the Town of Newfield.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 1973.
Location. 42° 21.774′ N, 76° 35.423′ W. Marker is in Newfield, New York, in Tompkins County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newfield NY 14867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newfield Covered Bridge (a few steps from this marker); A Lasting Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Historic Newfield Village Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Estabrook Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); C.C.C. CO. #1265 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Buttermilk's Rugged Rocks are Recycled Mountains (approx. 5.1 miles away); Buttermilk Falls (approx. 5.1 miles away); Glaciers Cut the Valley; the Creek Cut the Gorge (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newfield.
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