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Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ready Rooms

 
 
Ready Rooms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. Ready Rooms Marker
Inscription. Before you are "Ready Rooms". A series off underground tunnels connected the plotting rooms and ammunition storage rooms behind the hill to the observation and battery command station atop the hill. Side tunnels allowed movement of ammunition to the Ready Rooms where it was stored for use at the gun emplacements which flanked Sagamore Hill.

Diagram of tunnel system.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Location. 41° 46.832′ N, 70° 30.997′ W. Marker is in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Scusset Beach Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Sagamore Beach Historic Area. Marker is in this post office area: Sagamore Beach MA 02562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Panama Mount (a few steps from this marker); Changes Through Time (within shouting distance of this marker); 241st Coast Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sagamore Hill Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Still on Patrol (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bournedale's Yesterdays

Ready Rooms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. Ready Rooms Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Comassakumakanit (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cape Cod Canal (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandwich.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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