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

General Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Gen. Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point, New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776.
Inscription.
Through this place passed
General Henry Knox
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
to deliver to
General George Washington
at Cambridge
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga used
to force the British Army
to evacuate Boston.

Erected by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts 1927

< Lower Marker: >
This monument is dedicated to the
thousands of innocent and brave
men, women and children
killed by terrorist attacks
in New York City, Washington D.C.
and Pennsylvania
on September 11, 2001.
They died for our country
and our freedom.
We shall not forget.
---------------
Dedicated on September 11, 2002
North Egremont, Massachusetts

 
Erected 1927 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Marker Number MA-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 11.89′ N, 73° 26.295′ W. Marker is in Egremont, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71) and Prospect Lake Road, on the right when traveling south on Egremont Plain Road. Touch for map.
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Lower Marker
Like many 9/11 monuments, this one misidentifies the location of the Pentagon as being in Washington, DC rather than in Arlington, VA.
Marker is in this post office area: North Egremont MA 01252, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away in New York); Great Barrington World War I Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Mahaiwe Theater (approx. 3.8 miles away); Great Barrington Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); You Stand Free Because They Served (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Court House of Berkshire County (approx. 3.9 miles away); William Stanley (approx. 4 miles away); Memorial Street Light (approx. 4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief bronze plaque depicting Gen. Knox overseeing a train of ox-drawn sleds.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the route used by Knox to transfer cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Knox Trail - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website.
Knox Trail Marker MA-2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker MA-2
(Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Egremont, Mass image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Marker in Egremont, Mass
Detail of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque
The Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. The Noble Train of Artillery
This painting of Knox transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga. It was painted by Tom Lovell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,214 times since then and 125 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week February 7, 2010. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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