“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lee in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)


A Mill Town

Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
July 21, 2019
1. Lee Marker
Inscription.  Historically, the economy of Lee has been based on two industries, paper and marble. Paper making began in 1806. By the Civil War, Lee produced more paper than anywhere else in the US. In 1867, the Smith Paper Company manufactured the first wood pulp paper in America for use as newsprint. High quality Lee marble was used as a construction material in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and the Boston Public Library, among others. Both of these industries still exist today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 42° 17.996′ N, 73° 14.517′ W. Marker is in Lee, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Housatonic Street (U.S. 20) and Fuller Street, on the right when traveling north on Housatonic Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Fuller St, Lee MA 01238, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee First Town Meeting (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Burt Veterans Memorial Park
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Santarella (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Antique Shop Building (approx. 3.7 miles away); Stockbridge Civil War Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Stockbridge World War I Monument (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stockbridge Vietnam War Monument (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lee.
Lee Marker, from the west image. Click for full size.
July 21, 2019
2. Lee Marker, from the west
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2021. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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