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

War Memorial Tower

 
 
War Memorial Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. War Memorial Tower Marker
Inscription.
War Memorial Tower
The War Memorial Tower is Massachusetts’ official commemoration of its war dead. Dedicated in 1933, it is made from slabs of Quincy granite that weigh as much as 8 tons; the evocative epigrams are from First World War-era poets. The summit’s extreme weather conditions have led to many restoration efforts. In 1974, the state entirely rebuilt the tower.
1840: the first Greylock tower was a weather observatory, put up by Williams College students in 1831; they also built this second version in 1840.
1885: Visitors paid 10 cents to climb the third tower, built of iron.
1932: Awaiting its globe-shaped beacon, the tower that remains standing today is nearly complete.
 
Erected by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
 
Location. 42° 38.221′ N, 73° 9.958′ W. Marker is in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker can be reached from Rockwell Road 8.6 miles from Quarry Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the summit of Mount Greylock, tallest peak in Massachusetts. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesboro MA 01237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
War Memorial Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. War Memorial Tower Marker
of this marker. Veterans War Memorial Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Beacon Standing for Peace" (within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundred Years (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mount Greylock Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summit: A Peak Experience (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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