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Home of Herman Melville Marker image, Touch for more information
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 18, 2008
Home of Herman Melville Marker
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — ArrowheadHome of Herman Melville
Arrowhead For thirteen years (1850-1863) the home of Herman Melville 1819 — 1891 Mariner and Mystic Author of Moby Dick (written in Pittsfield) and other tales of the sea. “Moby Dick is among the . . . — Map (db m32337) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial
1961 - 1975 Dedicated to the men and women from Berkshire County who served their country during the Vietnam war and in memory of those who gave their lives. “To those who died honor and eternal rest, to those still in bondage . . . — Map (db m85396) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Coltsville Honor Roll

[Died in Service] Charles Foley

[Honor Roll of Veterans] — Map (db m118744) WM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Elkanah Watson
Erected To the Memory Of Elkanah Watson Nationally known as the father of the agricultural fair he was founder and first president of the Berkshire Agricultural Society. Near the old elm in this park 1807 its original exhibition was conducted . . . — Map (db m85395) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — First Agricultural Fair
Site of The First Agricultural Fair In America 1810 and The Pittsfield Elm 1524 - 1864 — Map (db m85397) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex
The Honorable Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex Francis Joseph Quirico Feb. 18, 1911 Captain, United States Army Appointed To The Massachusetts Superior Court, July 11, 1956 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Oct. 29, 1969 . . . — Map (db m85253) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Hancock Shaker Village

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 . . . — Map (db m118819) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Hancock Shaker Village: Powered by the Sun for Over 200 Years

Hancock Shaker Village installed this solar photovoltaic (pv) array in December 2009. Here is one sample pv panel for you to examine and touch (it is not connected to the array and will not harm you).

Throughout the Village there are many . . . — Map (db m118828) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Henry Shaw Briggs
Henry Shaw Briggs A Leader of Brave Men Born in Lanesboro August 1, 1824 Son of Governor George Nixon Briggs Graduated Williams College 1844 Harvard Law School 1848 Captain of Pittsfield Guards 1855 Captain of Allen Guards 1861 . . . — Map (db m85252) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams
Erected To The Memory Of Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams Who Made Possible This Park Mr. Williams Gave The Land Mrs. Williams Once Saved The Old Elm From Destruction 1790 — Map (db m85394) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — On This Spot
On This Spot There Was 1814 – 1826 A United States Cantonment Later There Stood Here The Berkshire Gymnasium In 1841 The Young Ladies Institute Was Established By The Rev. W. H. Tyler In 1851 The Second Meeting House . . . — Map (db m85211) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Peace Party House
Peace Party House Built by Col. James Easton in 1776 on the site in front of the court house Home of John Chandler Williams in 1782 and moved to its present location in 1869 Here in November, 1783 a brilliant party and a notable feast were given . . . — Map (db m85250) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Pittsfield Elm Tree
Site of Historic Elm Tree of Pittsfield Sundial First Given by D.A.R. Peace Party Chapter 1903 Restored by P.H.S. Student Historians 1992 — Map (db m85212) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Pittsfield Soldiers Monument
For The Dead A Tribute For The Living A Memory For Posterity An Emblem Of Loyalty To The Flag Of Their Country (east face) With Grateful Recognition Of The Services Of All Her Sons Who Upheld The Honor And Integrity Of Our . . . — Map (db m85146) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
1917   1918 A Tribute To The Loyalty And Sacrifices Of Her Sons And Daughters Who Gloriously Defended The Liberties Won By Their Fathers Erected By The City Of Pittsfield 1926 (round plaque) Pittsfield Veterans Memorial Fidelis . . . — Map (db m85507) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Roman Walter Sadlowski
Roman Walter Sadlowski United States Navy Born June 15, 1920 Died Dec. 7, 1941 Who gave his life at Pearl Harbor in defense of his country. His example will always remain as an inspiration of faithful performance of duty. . . . — Map (db m85508) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Sergeant Edward J. Burns
. . . — Map (db m85509) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Sgt. Glenn R. Allison
This Tree Was Planted In Honor Of Sgt. Glenn R. Allison Died December 18, 2003 In Baghdad, Iraq Dedicated on April 30, 2004 — Map (db m85511) WM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Shaker Color

The Shakers, perhaps more than any other religious movement, embraced purity of design and consummate craftsmanship in everything they created. These banners represent a sample of the typical and joyful Shaker palette. As you tour this National . . . — Map (db m118818) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Splitter
Splitter James D’Aniello, Steel Baseball, America’s National Pastime, was played near this site in 1791. Documented on September 5, 1791, in a Pittsfield town bylaw banning baseball within 80 yards of the Meetinghouse windows. Acknowledged in the . . . — Map (db m85213) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game
The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game In America Was Played On This Site Between Williams and Amherst Colleges Under the Sponsorship of the Pittsfield Baseball Club The Three and One Half Hour Contest Was Won By Amherst, 73 to 32 . . . — Map (db m85178) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Veteran of the Year
Veteran of the Year 2001 – Theodore J. Handler • 2002 – Mario Cassinelli • 2003 – Rudy Dassat • 2004 – Robert Shindler • 2005 – Thomas Landry • 2006 – James E. Callahan • 2007 – Lawrence E. Caprari • 2008 . . . — Map (db m85510) WM

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