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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 MarkersJames Babson Farm - Rockport, MA

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This small building, a former cooperage, is one of the oldest buildings in Rockport, Massachusetts. The historic marker is a bronze plaque mounted on a granite boulder, giving a brief history of the farm.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/21/2014

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMerrill's Wharf - New Bedford, MA

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Merrill's Wharf was a busy part of New Bedford's whaling industry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/11/2014

last visited: 7/10/2010

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFort Phoenix - Fairhaven, MA

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Fort Phoenix is located on Beacon at Fort St, Fairhaven, MA. There are several historic markers to in about the Fort.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFort Phoenix - Fairhaven, MA

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This plaque is mounted to a large stone at Fort Phoenix, located on Beacon at Fort St, Fairhaven, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFort Phoenix - Green St, Fairhaven, MA

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Fort Phoenix built for harbor defense in 1775 destroyed by the British September 6, 1778. Located at Fort Phoenix on Green St, Fairhaven, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFort Phoenix - Green St, Fairhaven, MA

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The shape and dimensions of the parapet are irregular, following the contours of the promontory, or high rock outcrop overlooking the harbor, on which it is built. Located at the old fort on Green St in Fairhaven, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Earthen Works Fort - Fort Taber Park - New Bedford, MA

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On this site stood an earthen works fort. The exact location of the Fort is known because of the detailed drawing (right) which was rendered by Capt. Henry Martyn Robert. Located at Fort Taber Park on S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersDefending a rich target - Fort Taber Park - New Bedford, MA

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In 1840, the Army board of engineers met in Boston to plan a defense of the Atlantic Coast. Located at Fort Taber Park on S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe East Batteries - Fort Taber Park - New Bedford, MA

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These batteries are examples of the Endicott Taft Era (1899-1916) coastal defense installations. Located at Fort Taber Park on S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSpreading the Light - Fort Taber Park - New Bedford, MA

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The history of two lighthouse. Located at Fort Taber Park on S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersNobska Lighthouse - Woods Hole, MA

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Since 1828, Nobska Light has provided a familiar beacon for “all who go down to the sea in ships”. Located on Church St, Woods Hole, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Battle of Chatham Harbor - Chatham, MA

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Chatham’s only active hostilities during the revolutionary war occurred in Chatham Harbor, new this site, on 20 June 1782. Located near the Chatham Lighthouse on Main Street, Chatham, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Mayflower Story - Chatham, MA

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First, the Separatists returned to London to get organized. A prominent merchant agreed to advance the money for their journey. Located near the Chatham Lighthouse on Main Street, Chatham, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Rescue of the Pendleton - Chatham, MA

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One of the most spectacular small boat rescues on the east coast of the United States occurred on February 18, 1952. Located near the Chatham Lighthouse on Main Street, Chatham, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersHistory of Chatham Lighthouse - Chatham, MA

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The Chatham South Lighthouse was built in 1880. The lighthouse is still active and stands at the Coast Guard Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersChatham Radio/WCC - Orleans Rd - North Chatham, MA

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Chatham Radio/WCC. Maritime wireless communications operation center flourished here, one of the 20th century’s premier wireless telegraphy stations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: 9/3/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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