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By Rich Pfingsten, September 18, 2008
White's Factory Sign
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Acushnet — White's Factory(1831)
A mill dam was first built on this site in 1746. About 1799, William White, Sr. built a stone water-powered cotton mill for himself and three of his sons, Phineas, William and Benjamin. That mill, one of the earliest in the country, burned down . . . — Map (db m16723) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Alfred Johnson and John B. Morin
Erected in Honor of Alfred Johnson, U.S.N. and John B. Morin, U.S.M.C. The first from Attleboro to die in action World War II November 15, 1942 In the South Pacific area December 15, 1942 On Guadalcanal Island Dedicated to . . . — Map (db m59281) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Angell ParkCyril M. Angell
Angell Park Cyril M. Angell 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Air Services Killed in action May 14th 1918 in Boucanville, France First Officer from Attleboro to die in WWI — Map (db m58124) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Attleborough's Tribute
"To The Memory of the boys who defended our Union" — Map (db m57021) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Charles O. Fiske Square
Dedicated to the memory of the first member of Company I, 101st infantry 26th Division to give his life for his country. Enlisted May 24 1917 Died Dec 17 1917 — Map (db m57926) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Everett Southworth Horton
Everett Southworth Horton Born June 15th 1836 - Died June 3 1911 Major Everett Southworth Horton was born in Attleborough Mass. on June 15, 1836. He attended public schools until the age of sixteen, when he began working in his father's . . . — Map (db m65896) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Garland - Muccio Square
In Honor of Russell K. Garland Pvt. November 14, 1944 Louis J. Muccio Pfc. September 16th 1944

Who died in the service of their country. They stand in th unbroken line of patriots Who have dared to die that freedom may live, and grow, and . . . — Map (db m59939) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — In Memory of Anthony PerryDied-A.D. 1683
For thirty six years (1647-1683) prominent in the affairs of the town of Rehoboth: representing the town in the house of deputies in the Plymouth Colony: when these lands were bought from Wamsutta Chief Sachem of the Wampanoags (1661) he was active . . . — Map (db m57929) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Korean War Memorial
In memory of the citizens of Attleboro who died in service to their country 1950 The Korean War 1953 Donald S. Brander Henry V. Camira John Fernandes Armand A. Frigon Donald F. Givens Arthur J. LaPorte Douglas P. Miner Bradford E. Tyndall You . . . — Map (db m66250) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — L.G. Balfour Company WWII Marker
Dedicated In Honor of the Employees of the L.G. Balfour Company Who Served in the Armed Forces of The United States During World War II and In Memory of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice — Map (db m70336) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — LaSalette SeminaryAttleboro Springs Sanatorium
Keeping faithful watch, this revered image of Mary has stood at the entrance to LaSalette Seminary (formerly Attleboro Springs Sanatorium),welcoming generations of brothers, priests, seminarians, pilgrims and visitors, inviting all still to submit . . . — Map (db m55904) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Last Wooden Bridge
These arches replace the last wooden bridge on the main line constructed in 1880 Henry A. Whitney pres't. Albert A. Folsom sup't. George F. Folsom Eng'r. — Map (db m55671) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge
Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge Dedicated November 11, 1963 Major Thomas J Deegan, United States Air Force, Born August 1, 1925 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, who, in the service of his country, sacrificed his life to spare the lives of . . . — Map (db m65897) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers
To Perpetuate the memory of the Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in this Old Kirk Yard William Balcom • Jacob Balkom • Hezekiah Bishop • Zephanian Bishop • Zephanian Bishop Jr • Daniel Blanding • Noah Blanding • Darius Briggs • . . . — Map (db m57933) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Plante-Quintairos Square Memorial
In honor of the Hebronville Men and Women who served their country in World War II and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Let all who come after see that they shall not be forgotten. — Map (db m92195) WM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
The images carved into the granite represent prisoners of war, armed forces missing in action, and the victims of the attack on America. The granite for the memorial was quarried in PA. The granite was carved and polished in VT. The millwheel weighs . . . — Map (db m66252) HM WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Revolutionary War Memorial
To perpetuate the memory of all who with unfailing loyalty furthered the cause of American Independence — Map (db m55919) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Solomon Family Burial Ground
The family of Dr. James M. Solomon is buried here. An obelisk, where the names of the family members are listed, is in the burial yard. The earliest known burial was 1836. Dr. Solomon was the founder of Solomon Sanitarium which was located at the . . . — Map (db m85875) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — South Attleboro Memorial WallVeterans Memorial Pavilion
South Attleboro Memorial Wall and Veterans Pavilion By the Community For the Community EST. Nov 11, 2012 — Map (db m70335) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Spanish American War Memorial
To the memory of those who faithfully served their country in the war with Spain The Philippine insurrection and the China relief expedition. 1898-1902 All were volunteers — Map (db m57023) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Teixeira-Ruggio Square
Killed in action in World War II John Teixeira in Belgium Dec. 25, 1944 Pasquale Ruggio in Corregidor Feb. 18, 1945 in memoriam — Map (db m59938) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The First Attleborough Towne House
Was erected near here in 1828 the geographic center of the town at that time Committee                   Selectmen Noah Claflin           Elkanah Briggs Abijah M. Ide         Samual Cushman                               Ellis Blackington . . . — Map (db m52405) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The Great War Memorial
Left column In honor of our fallen in the Great War 1914-1918 Ruth Holden Albert H. Allen Cyrill M. Angell Harry Attarian Elmer G. Baker Charlton M. Bliss Peter Boivin Harry L. Boyce Earle I. Brown Percy E. Cobb Arthur N. Crosby Leroy C. Estee . . . — Map (db m66255) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The Mullaney Twins Memorial Parking Area
Dedicated to the memory of Lewis Harry Mullaney and Harry Lewis Mullaney, twin brothers, who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War II. PFC Lewis Harry Mullaney entered the armed forces on July 18, 1942, he went overseas . . . — Map (db m57928) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — The Old Shuttle Shop
Built in 1827 by Col. Willard Blackinton

Stone Placed by Attleboro Historic Commission Given to the city of Attleboro by Mr. and Mrs William A. Nerney 1970 — Map (db m72444) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Veterans Memorial Common
Center podium - Attleboro Veterans Memorial Common Dedicated May 28, 1992 Flagpole - Rededication of the War Memorial Flagpole by the family of Joseph E. Nimiroski in honor of all Attleboro Veterans Column 1 - World War I Column 2 - World War II . . . — Map (db m66256) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
In Memoriam For the men of Attleboro who gave their lives in the service of their country in Vietnam Joseph E. Nimiroski 12/18/65 Richard C. Glidden 02/13/67 Robert E. Burns 05/13/67 Gary F. Flynn 09/13/67 Francis M. Driscoll 02/29/68 Joseph E. . . . — Map (db m66249) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — World War II Memorial
. . . — Map (db m66248) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Dartmouth — Col. Lewis L. Millett Memorial
Col. Lewis L. Millett, U.S. Army Medal of Honor, D.H.S. (Dartmouth High School) Class 1940, American Legion Post 307, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9059. — Map (db m95016) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Dartmouth — Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial
This memorial statue is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Private David Lewis Gifford Company B, 4th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry and all Dartmouth residents who served in the Civil War. 1861-1865. — Map (db m95017) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Dighton — Dighton Community Church
The building of this church began in 1770 on the eastern edge of the Great Cornfield of the Pocanocket Indians. Construction was halted during the American Revolution and the church was used as soldiers farmed and sheepfold. Completion was in 1798. . . . — Map (db m66342) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Easton — The Old Bay Road
An ancient Indian trail. The Post Road between Massachusetts Bay and Narragansett Bay. The first highway in Easton.

The Old Bay Road Historical District Recorded in the National Register of Historic Places U.S. Department of Interior . . . — Map (db m56302) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Donald R. Bernard1932-1993
In Memory of Historian, Author, and Fire Chief Donald R. Bernard 1932 - 1993 Who led Revolutionary and Civil War Re-enactments on this site. His efforts brought awareness of the significant role the area . . . — Map (db m88205)
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort Phoenix
Built for harbor defense in 1775 Destroyed by the British September 6th 1778 Later rebuilt and now the property of the town of Fairhaven — Map (db m52383) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort PhoenixActive 1775 - 1876
In May 1775, British General Gage, bottled up in Boston Harbor after the Battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775, sent the HMS Falcon to Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands in search of food and supplies. Two of the . . . — Map (db m86947) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort PhoenixA National Historic Site
1775 - First naval encounter of American Revolution. 1778 - Captured and destroyed by the British. 1812 - Repelled British attempt at capture. 1861 - Manned by Federal troops in defense of this harbor.Map (db m88055) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Fort Phoenix
The fortress structures of Fort Phoenix remaining today are the parapet, built before the Civil War, and the gunpowder magazine, completed in 1865. The Civil War era officer's quarters and barracks were destroyed by fire in 1918. The shape and . . . — Map (db m88105) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Major Israel FearingThe Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier
Erected in Memory of Major Israel Fearing the Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier ———— On the 7th day of September 1778 the British troops landed from their ships in the bay for the . . . — Map (db m88084) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — Revolutionary War CannonFort Phoenix
Taken from the British at Nassau 1777, by Colonial ship of war Alfred - Placed on Fort Phoenix Recaptured by British and left on the fort spiked, and with trunions knocked off - Afterwards mounted in Union street for village defense. Placed here . . . — Map (db m88106) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fairhaven — William Bradford
William Bradford Marine Artist 1823-1892 Built his first studio in 1851 on this site. The Fairhaven native achieved international fame as a lecturer and an Arctic painter. Queen Victoria commissioned Bradford . . . — Map (db m86796) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — Battleship Cove 9-11 Memorial
Main inscription On the 11th of September 2001, at approximately 8:30 am, an attack began against several points in the United States. By 2:00 pm that day, both towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed. A fire was raging in a . . . — Map (db m85866) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal
1394 – 1460. His explorations and scientific accomplishments dispelled the legend of the tenebrous sea, beaconed the ocean route to India and opened the gateway of the Atlantic to the American continent. • This monument in his honor . . . — Map (db m1617) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Fall River — USS Massachusetts Propeller
This 38,030 pound manganese-bronze propeller was manufactured at Philadelphia Navy Yard and was removed from Battleship Massachusetts during her 1998-1999 drydocking. It is one of four. When turning at 185 revolutions per minute, they propelled the . . . — Map (db m33075) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Mansfield — Mansfield Orthodox Congregational Church
Here in the old red brick school house was held the first service of worship by the Mansfield Congregational Church May 20, 1828 This tablet was placed in memory of that service May 20, 1963 — Map (db m58178) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Ernestina's Many Lives
Docked across from you (when not at sea as a sail training and education vessel), Ernestina is one of the oldest wooden sailing vessels afloat. The ship is also one of the last surviving Gloucester fishing schooners, one of only two remaining . . . — Map (db m86768) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — A Tribute of Respect to Enterprising Whalemen
. . . — Map (db m86653)
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Abijah Hathaway House1846
Threatened by demolition because it was in the path of the Route 18 extension, this Greek Revival style home was moved by WHALE to this once-vacant lot in 1979 and sold to owners who restored it. “Building the Future on the Best of the . . . — Map (db m107413) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Bourne Warehouse1887
A fine example of late 19th century commercial architecture, this warehouse was erected in front of the Andrew Robeson mansion and housed an auction business selling everything from antique furniture to ships. WHALE acquired the building in 1875 and . . . — Map (db m107415) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Cape Verde to New Bedford
For many Cape Verde Islanders, the New bedford wharf area was the first view of America. At the height of immegration between 1900 and 1921, more than a dozen packet boats ran between Cape Verde and New Bedford, the main port of entry. Packet . . . — Map (db m86766) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Captain Paul Cuffe — New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist. The son of an African father and Native American mother, Cuffe was born on the island of Cuttyhunk, off the coast of New . . . — Map (db m77465) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Captain Paul Cuffe
Captain Paul Cuffe Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist. Here are some significant details about his life. Westport, MA: site of the . . . — Map (db m77468) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Captain Paul Cuffe's Atlantic World
London Cuffe sought support in London from the African Institution - a group that was committed "to stimulating trade with Africa, without itself trading, to promote African education and improved farming methods, and to be a . . . — Map (db m86901) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Centre StreetUtility over Elegance
The view down Centre Street has changed little over the years, and no street in New Bedford served the whaling industry longer. Little finery can be seen in the facades of these buildings, for this was a working waterfront, where utility overrode . . . — Map (db m58182) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Civil War’s First Black Regiment — New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Near this spot, in February 1863, a recruiting office opened to enlist men for the first black regiment authorized to fight for the Union cause. The men who volunteered here formed Company C of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. If captured, . . . — Map (db m84070) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Colonel George Claghorn
Text on the Bronze Plaque Near this Site was located the shipyard of Colonel George Claghorn Builder of U.S. Frigate Constitution and Ship Rebecca the first whaler to double Cape Horn. His service in the . . . — Map (db m86782) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Commonwealth of Toil
Longshoremen’s Union. On this site in 1936, Cape Verdean and Portuguese dockworkers formed Locals 1413 and 1465 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). Prior to organizing, these dockworkers were chosen daily, based only on their . . . — Map (db m1614) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Dedicated as a Tribute
Text on Front side of Monument: Dedicated as a Tribute to the sturdy whalemen who early won fame for New Bedford and their successors who, inheriting ideals and resourcefulness gave to the city new prominence . . . — Map (db m86677)
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Double Bank
Seeing Double As you gaze across Water Street toward the eight-pillar institution, compare closely what you see in the photograph with what stands here today. Built in 1831, the building was designed by architect Russell Warren. For 61 years the . . . — Map (db m58192) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Frederick Douglass
1818–1895 “For my part, I should prefer death to hopeless bondage.” New Bedford 1838-1841. — Map (db m1615) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — From Whales to Bales
A one-industry whaling town before the Civil War, New Bedford became a one-industry textile town afterward. Cotton bales and coal, both bound for the city's new textile mills, began to replace oil casks on New Bedford wharves. Oil casks . . . — Map (db m86731) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — From Whales to Flatfish and Scallops
The boats you see in the harbor today are mostly commercial fishing vessels - primarily draggers and scallopers; the whaling barks of the past have long since vanished. By the 1930s, just as whaling faded and the textile industry fled to the . . . — Map (db m86680) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Heroes of Fort Wagner — New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
During the Civil War many of the black men who enlisted at a recruiting office near this spot were mustered into Company C of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Among these recruits was New Bedford’s Sergeant William H. Carney. . . . — Map (db m84071) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Lewis TempleBlacksmith — Inventor of the Iron Toggle Harpoon Tip
Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1800, Lewis Temple established himself as a blacksmith on the New Bedford waterfront by 1836. Temple manufactured his first toggle-iron in 1848. Its fastening power revolutionized the catching of whales. The . . . — Map (db m1616) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial
Text on Upper Front (East) Side of Memorial: Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial This Memorial created in Memory of All Lightship Sailors lost in performance of duties Inspired by Harold Flagg, LV 73 . . . — Map (db m86786) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Making Room-Johnny Cake HillNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Making Room-During the days when New Bedford dominated the whaling trade, 10,000 seamen were required to sail the fleet. Pacific islanders, New England farm boys, Cape Verdeans, Portuguese from the Azores, Wampanoag Indians, and immigrants from . . . — Map (db m77467) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Merrill's Wharf
On the other side of the Bourne Counting House, the granite building in front of you, is Merrill's Wharf, completed in 1847. The wharf then was the longest in New Bedford port. Built by Edward Merrill for an expanding whaling fleet, this wharf . . . — Map (db m86733) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House21 Seventh Street — Has been designated a Naitonal Historic Landmark
This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Nathan and Polly Johnson, prominent African American abolitionists, sheltered escaped slaves in this underground railroad "station." It . . . — Map (db m97070) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — New Bedford Historic District
Has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States — Map (db m58196) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Preserving Whaling's LegacyThe New Bedford Whaling Museum
In 1915, in the waning light of whaling's final decade, Emily Howland Bourne financed the construction of a museum building to honor her whaling merchant father, Jonathan Bourne, Jr. This marked the first steadfast effort to preserve New . . . — Map (db m86657) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Seamen’s Bethel
(Marker on the left side of the door) “In the same New Bedford there stands a whaleman’s chapel and few are the moody fisherman, shortly bound for the Indian or Pacific Oceans who failed to make a Sunday visit to this spot.” Moby . . . — Map (db m95382) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Signs of the TimeNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
The outward appearance of the brick and brownstone building diagonally in front of you has changed little over the years. However, the signs identifying the ownership and use of the structure have changed repeatedly. It was originally built as a . . . — Map (db m62358) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Andrew Robeson House
Change of Address Andrew Robeson, whaling merchant and steadfast abolitionist, built this Federal-style house in 1821 on a lot on North Second Street, diagonally behind you. The estate, with its conservatory, gardens, surrounding elm trees, . . . — Map (db m77505) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Benjamin Rodman House
Wealth with a Conscience Early whaling merchants lived in elegant houses along this street. But by the time Benjamin Rodman built this Federal style home in 1821, many of his wealthy friends were moving uphill away from this shoreside . . . — Map (db m76980) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Dartmouth
Near this spot in 1767 the first ship built in New Bedford was launched. The Dartmouth Francis Rotch, Owner She was one of the vessels boarded by the Boston Tea Party in 1773 — Map (db m58183) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Mariner's Home
Home Away from the Sea Whaling men spent much of their lives at sea. The ship was their home. Back in port, most of the poor, unskilled sailors knew no one in New Bedford and were essentially homeless until the next voyage.

In 1850 the . . . — Map (db m58197) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — The Seamen's Bethel
Saving Mariners' Souls After months at sea, many whaling men were unable to resist the temptations of this port city. In 1832, the New Bedford Port Society for the Moral Improvement of Seamen opened this mariners' chapel "to protect the rights . . . — Map (db m58199) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Trial by FireNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Trial by Fire-During the early hours of January 18, 1977, gas leaked from a cracked main into the cellar of O’Malley’s Tavern, located near where you are now standing. New Bedford had suffered two straight days of record-setting cold in an overall . . . — Map (db m62389) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Twentieth-Century WhalingNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Twentieth-Century Whaling-As New Bedford’s whaling industry declined in the 19th century, more than a dozen other nations began hunting whales using “modern” Norwegian methods, with fast, steam-powered vessels and heavy-gauge harpoon . . . — Map (db m62387) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — U.S. Custom House-Customary DutyNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Customary Duty-Replacing a makeshift operation closer to the waterfront, the U.S. Custom House at Bedford opened on this site in 1836. Here ship captains walked up the granite steps to register their crews and declare their cargoes before they were . . . — Map (db m62364) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Viking
On this toro rests a capstan from the American clipper ship Viking which was wrecked on this island on June 4,1863. Being bound for San Francisco, U.S.A. from Hong Kong, China. Through the intervention of the local authorities and hospitality of the . . . — Map (db m58179) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Whaleman’s Memorial
“A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat” (inscription on back) In honor of the whalemen whose skill, hardihood and daring brought fame and fortune to New Bedford and made its name known to every seaport on the globe. • Gift of W.W. . . . — Map (db m1626) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Whaling CapitalNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Whaling Capital-In 1857, ninety-five ships and barks left these wharves on whaling voyages. In that year the industry reached its peak, and half of the worldwide whaling was conducted from the New Bedford customs district. Before petroleum was . . . — Map (db m62411) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Whaling's Final Days
During the war, we were getting a dollar and a half a gallon for sperm oil. And then around 1922 there was no more demand for sperm oil....The price of sending a ship to sea doubled and the price of oil dropped about 200 percent....And . . . — Map (db m86759) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), New Bedford — Working WaterfrontNew Bedford Whaling National Historic Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Working Waterfront-Standing here during the heyday of whaling you would have seen and heard the bustling of a whaling port preparing for sea: ship carpenters building vessels from great white oak timbers, and caulkers hammering oakum---hemp mixed . . . — Map (db m62410) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), North Attleboro — Draper Farm Historic Site
Circa 4000BC Natives of this area made tools from red felsite rock. 1669-1771 The Allen, Capron and Mann families owned this property. The Mann family burial ground still remains close by. 1772 Stephan Draper built a homestead . . . — Map (db m57747) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), North Attleboro — Old Powder House 1768
Built to store gun powder and ammunition used during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 — Map (db m55681) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), North Attleboro — Woodcock-Hatch-Maxcy House
Top PlaqueThis marker is given by Massachusetts Society Daughters of the American Colonists in recognition of The role this historic building played in the area's early growth presented: September 13 1969 Bottom Plaque . . . — Map (db m55680) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — First Burial Ground
The First Burial Ground is the presumed buying place of Norton's pioneer settler's.

William Witherell, who died in September 1691, is buried in the West end of the burial ground. When the land was passed to Nathaniel Witherell by his . . . — Map (db m52379) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — King Philip's Cave
The Native American Sachem, Metacomet of Pokonoket, called King Philip by the English, Sachem or chief of the Wampanoag people is reported to have used this area as a stopping place. It provided a natural fortress for his many visits to the . . . — Map (db m56217) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — Norton Common Burial Ground
The land which comprises this cemetery dates back to June 1702, and is the original town common. Originally called "The Common," this land consisting of approximately five acres, is the first land set apart for common use in Norton. Situated on the . . . — Map (db m56462) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — Site of First Church in Norton
Site of First Church in Norton Built 1710 This post ordered by the town in 1889 — Map (db m56627) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — Stony BrookChartley Pond Area
This historic area along Stony Brook was named Chartley before 1700. The name is thought to be related to the iron business, which thrived in this area. In 1695, the Taunton North Purchase granted to Thomas and James Leonard land along the . . . — Map (db m55989) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — The Site of the First House in Norton
The Site of the First House in Norton Built by William Witherell A.D. 1669 — Map (db m56216) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Norton — Winneccunnett Pond Area
Winneccunnett Pond is the only sizable, natural body of water in Norton, Massachusetts. Winneccunnett is a Native American word meaning "the place of the black geese." A Native American village was established on the north end of the pond long . . . — Map (db m56459) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Raynham — Site of the First Successful Iron Works in the Old Colony1656-1876
Built by James Leonard Originally owned by twenty-three of Taunton's first settlers Operated 1777 to 1876 by Hon. Josiah Dean and his descendants as sole owners Erected 1950 by Bertha Dean Adelaide Lord Livingstone Daughter and . . . — Map (db m87253) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Anawan House
Site of Anawan House formerly Lewis Tavern. A haven for travelers between Taunton and Providence Plantations — Map (db m55682) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Anawan House-Inn
Former site of the Anawan House, once called the Lewis Tavern built ca. 1835 as a rest stop for travelers between Taunton and Providence Plantations.

The Anawan House and inn served the public until July 1970.

In February 1971 the building . . . — Map (db m55683) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Anawan Rock1676
Site of capture of the Wamponoag Indian Chief Anawan by Captain Benjamin Church on August 28th 1676, thus ending King Philip's war — Map (db m44921) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Bad Luck Pond
The name "Bad Luck" (origin unknown) has been associated with this area since the early 1700's. The Beverly and Kelton families operated a water powered saw mill for many years on the North side of the pond beginning in the 18th century.

Bad . . . — Map (db m56246) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill1729-1870
In 1720, Jonathan Bliss moved here from South Rehoboth and established a sawmill on the East Branch of the Palmer River with a homestead nearby. This homestead was one of the first in the area, and Bliss called it " my farm in the woods" the mill . . . — Map (db m56247) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Cole-Perry Turning Mill1780-1830
The ruins of the old dam are all that remain of the once busy Perry Turning Mill. This mill originally operated as a saw mill in a joint venture by Aaron Cole and Ezra Perry. Perry bought out Cole's share in he early 1800's, and raised the dam, and . . . — Map (db m56249) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Daniel Bullock- Samuel Baker Sawmill site 1750-1850
Plain St. now crosses what was once sawmill pond.

On a cold New Years day in 1830, 14 new converts to the nearby Oak Swamp Baptist Church were baptized by being immersed in the pond through a hole cut in 14" of ice — Map (db m55905) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Hornbine School
This one room school built in the 1840's and used by the town of Rehoboth until 1937. An extension of 14 feet at the rear was made in the 1920's. During Rehoboth's 325 anniversary in 1968 the school was restored and donated to the preservation of . . . — Map (db m44925) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Horton Signal1777 - 1779
When the British occupied Newport, RI. during the Revolution they often threatened the surrounding towns with raids or "alarums" as they were called. When a raid began a system of beacon fires were lit to warn the militia in neighboring towns to . . . — Map (db m55911) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Indian Oven Rock
About 200 feet south of this spot is a natural oven shaped hole in a rock. According to local tradition, Indians used this as a bake oven and to parch their corn. — Map (db m55684) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Leonard Iron Mine1696 - 1802
Nearby runs Mine Brook named after an iron mine established here in 1696 by the Leonards, a famous iron monger family from Norton and Taunton.

The ore dug at this site called bog iron, was found in the swamp and brook. The Leonards hauled the . . . — Map (db m55679) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Liberty Tree
During the American Revolution, a large white oak called "the Liberty Tree" stood near this place, which was then near the edge of a field. Beacons warning of trouble in Rhode Island could be seen by watchers at nearby Horton's Signal. After . . . — Map (db m55918) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Old Yellow Meeting House
Rehoboth's second Meeting House,built in 1773,was located in the present cemetery. It replaced the Lake St Meeting House, and was used for town meetings and church services. The site included a stable, a cemetery west of the meeting house, a militia . . . — Map (db m55656) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Orleans Manufacturing Co.1810-1884 — Also known as Shad Factory
in 1810 a group of Rehoboth Citizens established Palmer River Manufacturing Company. A cotton spinning mill on the site of the old Joshua Smith grist and saw mill the mill was enlarged about 1826 and began manufacturing fine cotton cloth, as the . . . — Map (db m44924) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Palmer River Pound"Old Pot Ash Neighborhood" — Circa 1750
This town pound maintained by Col. Frederick Drown for many years. Stray cattle were kept here until retrieved by their owners. The Wheeler family ran a pot ash business nearby. — Map (db m55912) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Perryville Dam1740 - 1935
It was known as Butterworth Falls in the colonial days. Deacon Thomas Carpenter and later the Perry family maintained the saw-gristmill-turning shop here for almost 200 years — Map (db m55686) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Redway Plain
Redway Plain is named after James Redway, who settled here in the early 1700's. Originally the plain included this field, The Faxon Farm Field,and the Village Cemetery. Neither Winthrop Street or Pond Street existed before 1828.

From colonial . . . — Map (db m56243) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Sabin Sawmill
Site of Sabin Sawmill circa 1695 one of the first sawmills built in Rehoboth — Map (db m55685) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Samual Baker Grist & Sawmill Site1810-1870
Founded by Josiah Millerd in 1731. For over 140 years neighborhood farmers had their corn ground into meal and their logs sawn into lumber at this mill. — Map (db m55917) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — Site of Original Oak Swamp Church(Baptist) — Circa 1750
Framing for this church had begun at Peckham Street, when disgruntled Oak Swamp people took away the timbers in the night and raised the church here. — Map (db m55913) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Rehoboth — The Palmer's River Meeting House
Site of "The Palmer's River Meeting House" The first meeting house in the second precinct of Rehoboth.

Construction started in 1717 and completed November 29th 1721, with Reverend David Turner as pastor. Fifty pounds was donated towards the cost . . . — Map (db m55662) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Sharon — Borderland
The former estate of two remarkable people, Oakes and Blanche Ames. Within this park are several eighteenth and nineteenth century industries, a bog iron operation, a reservoir for Easton Furnace, early Easton homes and a stone mansion. — Map (db m57390) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Swansea — Miles (Myles) Bridge
Miles (Myles) Bridge -1997- The first known bridge at this crossing of the Palmer River ca. 1736 — Map (db m56244) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Swansea — Myles Garrison House Site
Near this spot stood the John Myles Garrison House. The place of meeting of the troops of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies.

Commanded by Majors Thomas Savage and James Cudworth, who marched to the relief of Swansea at the opening of . . . — Map (db m56215) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Swansea — Site of Jonathan Barney - Mason Barney Shipyard1782-1861
Here were built about 200 ships from small sloops to vessels of 1060 tons which sailed from the Atlantic coast to the China seas. Dedicated to their memory by Algernon H Bell • Carolyn Bell Fenley • Constance Bell Falconer — Map (db m56214) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Taunton — First School House
Near this elm tree stood the first school house build 1637 Tree Planted and tablet place by the Lydia Cobb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tercentenary of Taunton 1639-1939 — Map (db m55658) HM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Taunton — Memorial for Soldiers against Terrorism
For Those Who Served in the Global War on Terrorism — Map (db m66341) WM
Massachusetts (Bristol County), Westport — Legend of the Turnips
The saga of the Macomber Turnip began on Main Road. Aiden and Elihu Macomber returned to Westport from the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876 with a prize in their pockets: exposition turnip seed. Planted in these fertile fields, the crop developed . . . — Map (db m23178) HM

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