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Massachusetts has a long, storied history, from the heyday of the Native American tribes up until today. Historical markers abound in this state, documenting the tales that have taken place in this land.
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Massachusetts Historical MarkersWorkboat of the Marshes - Cape Cod National Seashore - Eastham, MA

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Located at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. The Visitors Center is located at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham, MA.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersKettles - Cape Cod National Seashore - Eastham, MA

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Located at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. The Visitors Center is located at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham, MA.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThree Sisters Lit the Way - Orleans, MA

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These three lighthouses were part of the Nauset Beach Light Station, which originally stood a quarter mile away. Located on Cable Road on a path about 1/4 mile from the current Nauset Lighthouse.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersPushed Back by the Sea - Cape Cod National Seashore - Orleans, MA

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Today Nauset Light is preserved and interpreted by the Nauset Light Preservation Society, a group of committed local people who keep this important story alive for visitors. Located at the intersection of Cable Rd and Nauset Light Beach Rd.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Nauset Lights - Cape Cod National Seashore - Orleans MA

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In 1838 the United States Government took action to reduce the number of shipwrecks along this dangerous coast by establishing the Nauset Light. Located at the intersection of Cable Road and Nauset Light Beach Rd.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Bare and Bended Arm - Cape Cod National Seashore - Wellfleet, MA

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This is the narrowest section of the Cape. From the ocean breakers to the estuary of the Blackfish Creek on the bay side, it's only one mile (1.6 km). Located on Marconi Station Rd, Wellfleet, MA

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMarconi Wireless Station - Cape Cod National Seashore - Wellfleet, MA

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Here stood one of the worlds greatest pioneer radio stations, Marconi’s South Wellfleet wireless, or “Old CC.” Located on Marconi Station Rd, Wellfleet, MA.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTransatlantic Triumph - Cape Cod National Seashore - Wellfleet, MA

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Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted wireless telegraph signals as early is 1890 – between tin plates mounted on post in his father’s garden in Italy. He was only sixteen years old. Located on Marconi Station Rd, Wellfleet, MA.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTransatlantic Wireless Telegraph Station - Cape Cod National Seashore - Wellfleet, MA

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Site of the first United States Transatlantic wireless telegraph Station. Located on Marconi Station Rd, Wellfleet, MA

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersGone But Not Forgotten - Cape Cod National Seashore - Wellfleet, MA

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Guglielmo Marconi made communication history from these South Wellfleet cliffs in 1903 by sending the first transatlantic wireless message to Great Britain. Located on Marconi Station Rd, Wellfleet, MA.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersProvincetown - Provincelands Cape Cod Seashore Visitor Center - Provincetown, MA

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On November 20, 1620 the pilgrims dropped the new Mayflower’s anchor for the first time in the New World. This interruptive marker is located on the upper level of the Provincelands Cape Cod Seashore Visitor Center.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersForest To Desert - Provincelands Cape Cod Seashore Visitor Center - Provincetown, MA

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The pilgrims found this land covered with trees when they arrived here in 1620. What happened to the forest? This interruptive marker is located on the upper level of the Provincelands Cape Cod Seashore Visitor Center.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersHMS Somerset - Provincelands Cape Cod Seashore Visitor Center - Provincetown, MA

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Of all the enemy ships that halted Provincetown Harbor during the Revolutionary war, the most fearsome was a huge British man-of-war HMS Somerset. This interruptive marker is located on the upper level of the Provincelands Cape Cod Seashore VC.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersHigh Pole Hill Historic Site - Provincetown, MA

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High Pole Hill Historic Site, located at Pilgrims Monument and Museum.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMayflower Landing - Provincetown, MA

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On November 21, 1620 the Mayflower, carrying 102 passengers, men, women, and children, cast anchor in this harbor 67 days from Plymouth England. Located above the S entrance to the Pilgrim Tower in Provincetown, MA.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersPilgrims Monument and Provincetown Museum - Provincetown, MA

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The Mayflower made landfall at Provincetown Harbor on November 21, 1620, (N.S.) after 67 days and sea. Located at the entrance to the Museum on top of High Pole Hill, Provincetown, MA.

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date approved: 10/19/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersChange of Address / The Andrew Robeson House - New bedford, MA

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The Andrew Robeson House was moved to this location in 1978. Located at the intersection of Williams Street and 2nd Street, New Bedford, MA.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 8/31/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Double Bank - New Bedford, MA

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This building housed two banks-Merchants Bank on the right and Mechanics Bank on the left. Located on Williams Street just west of Waters Street, New Bedford, MA.

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date approved: 10/8/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersHay Road - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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The “trace” (sunken roadway) to the right, is the former Hay Road, which led to a meadow at the base of the hill where hay was once cut. Located at the Springfield Armory NP.

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date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersCommanding Officer's House - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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Four years after taking command at Springfield Armory in 1841, Maj. James W. Ripley began construction of this residence. Located on the grounds of the Springfield Armory NP.

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date approved: 10/8/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersArmory Fence - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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James W. Ripley, who had such a lasting influence on the Armory’s development, was also responsible for the east-iron fence which extends well over a mile around Armory Square. Located on the grounds of the Springfield Armory NP.

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date approved: 10/8/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersOld Arsenals - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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Completion of the Main Arsenal rendered the older arsenal buildings obsolete. Located at the Springfield Armory NP.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersArmory Square - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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Two outstanding commanding officers, Roswell Lee and James W. Ripley, set the tone for Springfield Armory’s development in the first half of the 19th century. Located on the grounds of the Springfield Armory NP.

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date approved: 10/8/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Military Presence - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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As a “military factory”, Springfield Armory was a hybrid installation, never a typical military post. This marker is located on the grounds of the Springfield Armory NP.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFrench–Atlantic cable company - Orleans, MA

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French – Atlantic cable company Cape Cod station 1890 – 1959. Oldest cable on Atlantic bed. Located at the old cable station, 41 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 9/5/2014

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