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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 MarkersBoston Harbor - Moakley Courthouse - Boston, MA

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This marker embedded in the brick touts the history and ecology of the Boston Harbor Islands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/24/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMaking Ground for Commonwealth Pier - Boston, MA

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The two signs feature maps of Boston over the years to illustrate how the area has changed over that time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/24/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMemorial to Gore Hall, Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

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This plaque on the Widener library is in memorial to Gore Hall, which was on this site before the library was built.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/24/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTrap Plain Common - Greenfield, MA

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The Greenfield Kiwanis Club has erected a historical marker with the history of the Trap Plain Common between Bernardston Road, Silver Street, and Long Farm Terrace in Greenfield, MA

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/6/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersGeorge Washington Passed Through Here - Agawam, MA

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An historical marker commemorating the journey of George Washington from Philadelphia to Cambridge to take charge of the Continental Army is located near the entrance to the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery at 1390 Main Street in Agawam, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/27/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersLeavitt Hovey House 1797 - Greenfield, MA

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The Greenfield Kiwanis Club has erected a historical marker with the history of the Leavitt-Hovey House in front of the building which is now used as the town library at 402 Main Street Greenfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/27/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersOrange Town Pound - Orange, MA

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An historical marker describing the Orange Town Pound is located on Wheeler Avenue north of the intersection of E Road, on the right side of the road when traveling north.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/22/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersBattle for Equality - Boston, MA

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African Americans trained here faced other challenges such as being paid at a lower rate compared to white soldiers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersAfrican American Women during the Civil War - Boston, MA

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To support the troops women worked tirelessly to support them in many capacities including duties as nurses, cooks and laundresses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersA Soldier's Day - Rigors of Military Life - Boston, MA

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This sign describes the life of the soldiers of the 54th and 55th Infantries and the 5th Cavalry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Battle in Florida: Olustee - Major Battle Far From Home - Boston, MA

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The Massachusetts 54th and 55th served honorably in the Battle of Olustee on February 20, 1864.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersCivil War Battles in South Carolina - Boston, MA

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Fort Wagner was only one of the battles that the 54th Infantry fought in South Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersA Call to Arms is Heard! As the Need for African American Soldiers Becomes Clear - Boston, MA

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Massachusetts Governor John Andrew was an early advocate for the enlistment of African Americans into the Union army, and, when it was possible, appointed the 'Black Committee' which became instrumental in enlisting black men.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersOur First African American Soldiers - Boston, MA

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This sign at the Camp Meigs Memorial Park documents the history of the of the enlisted soldiers that formed the 54th and 55th Infantry and the 5th Cavalry.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersWelcome to Camp Meigs Memorial Park: Site of Civil War Training Camps - Boston, MA

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Camp Meigs, located here and operated during the U.S. Civil War, was where several troops were trained, including the 54th Volunteer Infantry, made famous in the movie, "Glory."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersCommemorating the Ogranization on January 9, 1915 of the Society to Eliminate Economic Causes of War - Wellesley, MA

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This marker marks the involvement of the college's founder, Roger Babson, in the first group to work actively for a league of nations.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/22/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTent City - Boston, MA

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This area, now a residential complex, was the site of a camp out to protest the lack of affordable housing in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/7/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSalada Tea Doors - Boston, MA

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The Salada Tea Doors, commissioned by the Salada Tea's founder, Peter Larkin, were sculpted by Henry Wilson and cast by the Gorham Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/7/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Wayside - Concord, MA

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Located to the right of the Wayside house in Concord, MA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/7/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFirst Settlement 1635 - Concord MA

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Located across the street from the The Wayside at the parking area for the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/6/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFirst Meetinghouse - Marshfield, MA

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This sign marks the location of the original meetinghouse for the town of Marshfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/31/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMary Goodnow Grave - Northborough, MA

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An historical marker on the south side of Route 20 in Northborough identifies the site of Mary Goodnow's home and grave site.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTantiusques - Sturbridge, MA

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The graphite or 'blacklead' deposits nearby were used first used by Nipmuc Indians, then by John Winthrop, Jr., and others later years.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSpooner Well - Brookfield, MA

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The site of the murder of Joshua Spooner is marked by a granite historical marker on East Main Street in Brookfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/7/2016

last visited: 8/21/2017

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Massachusetts Historical Markers2. A Riot, the Massacre and the Tea Party, Granary Burial Ground - Boston, MA

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The sign is about the people buried here who were involved in several pre-Revolutionary War events in Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/26/2016

last visited: 8/8/2016

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