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Lanesborough in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

One Hundred Years

 
 
One Hundred Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. One Hundred Years Marker
Inscription.  
One Hundred Years
On June 20, 1898, a plot of 400 acres around the summit of Mount Greylock was established as the first State Reservation wilderness park, to be enjoyed and preserved by the people of Massachusetts. Those 400 acres were only the beginning of what would become the vast Massachusetts State Forest and Parks system, dedicated to the conservation of public land for all to enjoy.
 
Erected by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1898.
 
Location. 42° 38.21′ N, 73° 9.931′ W. Marker is in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker can be reached from Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles north of Quarry Road. Located at the summit of Mount Greylock, tallest peak in Massachusetts. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesboro MA 01237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans War Memorial Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Beacon Standing for Peace"
One Hundred Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. One Hundred Years Marker
The stone tablets to the right of the marker list Massachusetts State Parks in the order that they were created. Mount Greylock State Reservation was the first state park.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summit: A Peak Experience (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bascom Lodge (about 400 feet away); The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds (about 400 feet away); Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lanesborough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Greylock State Reservation. (Submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Mount Greylock on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
One Hundred Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
3. One Hundred Years Marker
The panoramic photograph on the panel, “Summit View East,” identifies mountains, towns and lakes seen from this viewpoint.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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