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Harrub Pilgrim Memorial

 
 
Harrub Pilgrim Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 6, 2009
1. Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
[ East - right side ]
Inscription. East - Right Side
Plymouth Rock does not mark a beginning or an end. It marks a revelation of that which is without beginning and without end. A purpose shining through eternity with a resplendent light undimmed even by the imperfections of men and a response an answering purpose from those who oblivious disdainful of all else sailed hither seeking only for an avenue for the immortal soul. Calvin Coolidge

West - Left Side
Moved by the illustrious record of the Pilgrim Fathers the donor Charles Harrub in loving memory of his wife Roby S. Harrub and of her sympathetic accord dedicates this monument to the townspeople of Waterbury to keep ever in mind the conquest of hardship and adversity through virile Christian character and unflinching loyalty to almighty God on which was reared the structure of New England.
 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 41° 32.93′ N, 73° 3.412′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Chase Park. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06708, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Harrub Pilgrim Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
2. Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
walking distance of this marker. First Settlement of Waterbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory of the Unknown Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Lyman Chatfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Tercentennial Memorial (approx. half a mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Great War For Democracy Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); They Did Not Come Home (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
 
More about this marker. The 175 ton, 60 foot long Harrub Pilgrim Memorial was carved out of French granite by Herman Atkins MacNeil of New York. Charles Harrub, an engineer for the American Brass Company, donated the $100,000 needed for the project to honor his wife and the Pilgrims. Dedicated October 11, 1930 at its original location at the entrance to Chase Park across from the Freight Street bridge (about 1 mile away), it was moved for the construction of the Interstate Route 84 / Route 8 interchange and is now located at the corner of Highland Avenue and Chase Parkway.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Harrub Pilgrim Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 6, 2009
3. Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
[ West - left Side ]
Harrub Pilgrim Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
4. Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
Sculpture on the Left Column image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
5. Sculpture on the Left Column
Left Column Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
6. Left Column Inscription
They began
to plant their corne
in which service
Squanto stood them
in great stead
showing ye manner
how to set it and
after how dress
and tend it
Sculpture on the Right Column image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
7. Sculpture on the Right Column
Right Column Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
8. Right Column Inscription
The bitter cold
starvation numerous
and little under
stood Indians they
contended with bear
witness that these
men were not un
faithful in that
day to God king
and country.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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