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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 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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/19/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 8/31/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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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

last visited: 9/1/2014

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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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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 10/12/2014

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

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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Massachusetts Historical MarkersU.S. Custom House-Customary Duty - New Bedford, MA

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Customary Duty-Replacing a makeshift operation closer to the waterfront, the U.S. Custom House at Bedford opened on this site in 1836. Located at the old Customs House on Williams Street at 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 MarkersSigns of the Time - New Bedford, MA

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The bank diagonally across the street was built in 1854 is now the visitors center for the New Bedford Whaling NP. Located next to the old Customs house on Williams Street at 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 MarkersCaptain Paul Cuffe - New Bedford, MA

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This small time line about Captain Paul Cuffe is located in the Captain Paul Cuffe Park on Union Street at 1st 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 MarkersCaptain Paul Cuffe - New Bedford, MA

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Captain Paul Cuffe a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist. Located in the Captain Paul Cuffe park at the intersection of Union St and 1st 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 MarkersAdministrative Buildings - Springfield Armory NP - Springfield, MA

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Three small separate structures, one predating 1820, were joined in connected by a third story during the Civil War. At the same time, the tower was added to provide architectural balance to the Main Arsenal at the opposite end of the Green.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersRodman Candleworks Circa 1810 - New Bedford, MA

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The Rodman Candleworks made whale oil candles.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/20/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersBourne Warehouse 1887 - New Bedford, MA

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The Bourne Warehouse, located on N 2st Street was built in 1887. The building also housed an auction business selling everything from antique furniture to ships.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/20/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersHeroes of Fort Wagner - New Bedford, MA

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This marker describes the action of two of the men of the Company C of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/20/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersWealth with a Conscience - Bedford, MA

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Benjamin Rodman built this federal style home in 1821. He and his wife Susan were founding members of the New Bedford Benevolent Society.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/8/2014

last visited: 8/31/2014

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersBussey Hill: History in Full View - Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

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This historical sign briefly relates the history of Arnold Arboretum and its relation to the Boston Necklace Park system.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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