“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Adams, Massachusetts Historical Markers

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By William Fischer, Jr.
Veterans War Memorial Tower
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — "A Beacon Standing for Peace"
In 1931, the state set aside funds for a memorial to honor Massachusetts men and women who had died during the World War. Originally designed as a lighthouse for Boston's Charles River estuary, the tower's beacon was intended "to shine each night, . . . — Map (db m77983) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Civil War Memorial

Erected by George E. Sayles Post No 126 and Womans Relief Corps No 160 of Adams Mass, in loving remembrance of Our Soldiers who sleep in unknown graves 1861 — 1865 — Map (db m118613) WM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Columbia World War I Memorial Park — They Are Not Forgotten

Originally dedicated Nov. 27, 1922

Rededicated Nov. 2, 2002

There are seventeen trees in this Memorial Park dedicated in memory of our WWI Veterans [who died in service] and all the Veterans of the Great War. . . . — Map (db m118634) HM WM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — East Hoosuck Society of Friends Revolutionary War Patriots

In Memory of those members and associates of the East Hoosuck Society of Friends who, laying aside their religious scruples, took up arms, in the War for Independence in defense of their homes and liberties.

In the Friends . . . — Map (db m118632) WM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Friends Meeting House

Built in 1782 by Quakers who had settled Adams (then East Hoosuc) from Smithfield, R. I. and Dartmouth, Mass. in 1769. Coming together from the farms in this valley, the Friends worshipped here for sixty years before the meeting was laid down . . . — Map (db m118616) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Maple Street Cemetery — Welcome

Established c. 1767

Adams' first public burial ground

Begun by the Adams Friends Designed in 1869 by Charles F. Sayles, an East Chester native Resting place of Adams laborers civic leaders and industrialists Listed on the . . . — Map (db m118615) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet
Take a deep breath, and enjoy the view! You are at the peak of the highest mountain in Massachusetts.

The summit of Mount Greylock features the only subalpine environment in Massachusetts. Because of the high elevation and the westerly winds, . . . — Map (db m44373) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Renfrew Manufacturing Company World War Honor Roll

In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind

[Died in service] William Douglas • Martin Lauer • Lambert Lenhardt

[Honor Roll of Veterans] Joseph Abraham • Richard . . . — Map (db m118640) WM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Susan Brownell Anthony — February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906 — Born Adams, Massachusetts

In recognition of her outstanding leadership as a pioneer crusader for woman's rights and equality. Miss Anthony's life was rooted in the nineteenth century struggle to reform American democracy and society. Her campaign for woman's suffrage . . . — Map (db m118588) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — War Memorial — Liberty • Victory
. . . — Map (db m118637) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — William McKinley

[West Face] "Let us remember that our interest is in concord not conflict - and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace not those of war"

From President McKinley's Address at Buffalo September VI . . . — Map (db m118599) HM

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