Otis Bicentennial Sculpture of General Henry Knox - Otis, MA
Posted by: neoc1
N 42° 11.585 W 073° 05.552
18T E 657496 N 4672975
Quick Description: Otis celebrated its bicentennial, in 2010, by recalling its Revolutionary War history with a sculpture of General Henry Knox.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 6:22:37 AM
Waymark Code: WME1X8
During the Revolutionary War, General Henry Knox transported a train of artillery captured at Ft. Ticonderoga to General Washington's troops in Boston. The route through New York and Massachusetts is known as the Knox Trail and passes through the town of Otis, MA.
To commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Otis a statue of General Knox, composed of welded metal parts and created by Gordon Chandler, was donated to the town by Charles Rosenblum. General Knox is standing upright next to and touching a cannon. A nearby granite tablet is inscribed:
THIS SCULPTURE DEPICTS GENERAL HENRY KNOX
DONATED TO THE TOWN OF OTIS BY HAYES POND RESIDENT
CHARLES ROSENBLUM IN JUNE 2010 IN HONOR OF
THE OTIS BICENTENNIAL. THE WORK BY GORDON CHANDLER
COMMEMORATES THE GENERAL'S ARDUOUS TREK. HAULING
60 TONS OF CANNON AND AMMUNITION FROM FT. TICONGEROGA
NY, PASSING THROUGH OTIS IN 1775-1776. HE SUCCEEDED IN
STOPPING THE BRITISH SIEGE OF BOSTON. HIS ROUTE
BECAME KNOWN AS THE KNOX TRAIL.