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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 MarkersEyes on the Sky: Cold War Radar Watch - North Truro, Massachusetts

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Sign on an overlook on the former air station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/30/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSurveying the Change - North Truro, Massachusetts

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Sign on an overlook on the former air station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/30/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFriends Meeting House - Adams, MA

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A monument outside the Friends Meeting House is located on a hilltop on the southwest part of Maple Street Cemetery in Adams, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersPolitical Prisoners Fort Warren - Georges Island MA

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Fort Warren-Among the notable political prisoners confined in these rooms were James Murray Mason and John Slidell, two Confederate envoys to Great Britain. Their arrest on board the British steamer Trent provoked an international incident.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: 9/28/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersNewell Cemetery - South Attleboro, Massachusetts

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Established in 1715, Newell Burying Ground is the oldest cemetery in Attleboro, Massachusetts. An historical marker stands along the north side of a stone wall at the cemetery's West Street entrance in South Attleboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Bolkcom Neighborhood Burial Yard - Attleboro, Massachusetts

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In Attleboro, Massachusetts, at Woodlawn North Purchase Cemetery on the south end of the eastern most loop road, a space has been designated to The Bolkcom Neighborhood Burial Yard / Balcom Burial Ground relocation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/7/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersCongregational Church Bell Tower Post - Rockport, Massachusetts

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A bell tower timber post that survived a British canon attack in 1814 is incorporated as a support for a building at 9 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/12/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersStraitsmouth Island - Rockport, Massachusetts

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The "Straitsmouth Island" historical marker is at the northeast end of Bearskin Neck where the rocky jetty heads east in Rockport, Massachusetts. Information about the series of its three lighthouses is featured.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/12/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersIrish Labor - Lowell MA

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Irish laborers were vital in digging and maintaining the canals. The mills required a smooth and even flow of water to ensure efficiency and profit.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/12/2022

last visited: 6/24/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSteam Railroads In New England - Lowell MA

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Steam Railroads in New England had their beginnings in the Charter granted the Boston & Lowell Railroad Corporation-June 5, 1830-First, train operated June 24, 1835.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/25/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersWhaling Capital - New Bedford MA

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In 1857, ninety-five ships and barks left these wharves on whaling voyages. In that year the industry reached its peak, and half of the worldwide whaling was conducted from the New Bedford customs district.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/26/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersWorking Waterfront - New Bedford MA

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Standing here during the heyday of whaling you would have seen and heard the bustling of a whaling port preparing for sea: ship carpenters building vessels from great white oak timbers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/26/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTwentieth-Century Whaling - New Bedford MA

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As New Bedford’s whaling industry declined in the 19th century, more than a dozen other nations began hunting whales using “modern” Norwegian methods, with fast, steam-powered vessels and heavy-gauge harpoon cannon.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/26/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Mariner's Home-Home Away from the Sea - New Bedford MA

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Whaling men spent much of their lives at sea. The ship was their home. Back in port, most of the poor, unskilled sailors knew no one in New Bedford and were essentially homeless until the next voyage. The Mariners' Home provided lodging.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/26/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersMaster Armorer's House-Springfield Armory National Historic Site - Springfield MA

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Master Armorer's House Springfield Armory National Historic Site- Constructed in 1833, this building was located just north of the present Main Arsenal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/25/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Rule of the Bell - Lowell MA

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High above the courtyard of the Boott Cotton Mills stands a clock tower, crowned by a street bell. The bells chimed six times each day, summoning workers to and from their machines.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/25/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersLife on the Corporation - Lowell MA

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Lowell’s first company-owned boardinghouses were built across the canal in 1823, to house young women workers from rural New England.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/25/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Birth of an Industrial City - Lowell MA

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The opening of the Merrimack Manufacturing Company on this site in 1823, marked the beginning of America’s first industrial city.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/24/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersDebating Slavery - Lowell MA

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By the late 1840’s, slavery was a defining political issue in northern cities. The topic was hotly debated in Lowell and created unlikely political alliances.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/24/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSt. Anne's Church - Lowell MA

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St. Anne's Church-Shortly after the Merrimac Mills opened in 1823, the owners built this church to help attract young women workers from rural New England villages, and farms.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: 6/24/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersBlackinton Houses and Park - Attleboro, Massachusetts

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The Blackinton Houses and Park National Register Historic District historical marker is in Attleboro, Massachusetts. This narrative sign is at the park entrance on North Main Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/7/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersRoger Conant bench - All Saints - East Budleigh, Devon, England

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Roger Conant was an English colonist and drysalter credited for establishing the communities of Salem, Peabody, Beverly and Danvers, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/16/2022

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSt. Mary, Mother of the Church History- Lee, MA

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The Italianate style St. Mary, Mother of the Church is a Roman Catholic Church located at 140 Main Street in Lee, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/25/2021

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersBirthplace of Horace Mann - Franklin MA

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Monument is 5'5'' tall, 5' wide and about 16" thick, made of granite, with a bronze plaque. It was erected by the citizens of Franklin, dedicated on May 4, 1929.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/29/2021

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSite of Upton's First Meeting House - Upton MA

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Located on Grove St near it's intersection with Mendon St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/6/2021

last visited: never

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