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


Shunpike Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tony Farrick, January 8, 2012
1. Shunpike Marker
Inscription.  To the Thrifty Travelers of the Mohawk Trail who in 1797 here forded the Deerfield River rather than pay toll at the Turnpike Bridge and who in 1810 won the battle for free travel on all Massachusetts Roads.
Erected 1957 by Mohawk and Taconic Trail Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 42° 38.121′ N, 72° 54.281′ W. Marker is in Charlemont, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Mohawk Trail (Massachusetts Route 2), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 686 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont MA 01339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Hail to the Sunrise" (approx. half a mile away); First Church of Hawley (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Permanent Settlement in Shelburne (approx. 9 miles away); Green Mountain Hall (approx. 10.6 miles away in Vermont); Brigham Young Birthplace (approx. 10.7 miles away in Vermont); Peru Honor Roll (approx. 15½ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 49 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022