Hinsdale, Massachusetts, honors its war veterans with a memorial outside the town’s library. The monument, near the intersection of South Street (Route 8) and Maple Street (Route 143), was dedicated in 1923 and features a Civil War cannon. A dedication plaque on the northeast face of the monument’s base reads, “This memorial was erected by [...]
A stone cairn in western Massachusetts honors the construction of a local road that bypassed a dangerous hill. The Monument to the Automobile Age in Becket, Mass., was dedicated in 1910 to mark the opening of a bypass road that helped early motorists avoid the dangerous Jacob’s Ladder hill. Stones bearing the names of towns [...]
One of the oldest Civil War monuments in Massachusetts stands on a small green in the Centerville section of Barnstable. The Soldiers’ Monument in Centerville, a granite obelisk dedicated in July of 1866, stands near the intersection of Main Street and Park Avenue, and is one of several veterans’ memorials on the green. The Civil [...]
Brewster, Massachusetts, honors its local war veterans and heroes with a collection of monuments on Main Street.
Chatham, Massachusetts, honors its Civil War heroes with a marble monument on a Main Street green. The marble obelisk, on a green near the triangular intersection of Main and Seaview streets, bears a dedication on its southwest face reading, “Erected by the town of Chatham in memory of those that fell in the Rebellion of [...]
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, honors its Civil War veterans with a marble monument in the historic Duck Creek Cemetery.
With a recent movie creating interest in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Mass., we put together a quick video slideshow to highlight the monument. Our original post, with detailed information about the monument, is here. Finding the monument: The National Monument to the Forefathers is on Allerton Street, a residential neighborhood in [...]
The maritime heritage of Brewster, Mass., is reflected in the number of sea captains, several lost at sea, who are honored in Brewster Cemetery. During a recent visit to the cemetery, on Lower Road, we found more than 13 graves bearing the names of local captains who were lost or died while abroad. According to [...]
A granite monument standing 81 feet tall honors the first English settlers to land in Plymouth, Mass. The National Monument to the Forefathers stands in a state park on Allerton Street. If you look at the first picture in this post, the small people in the lower left will give you a good indication of [...]
Concord, Mass., honors its war heroes with a collection of monuments on the town green. The first and largest memorial on Monument Square is the 30-foot granite obelisk honoring Concord residents killed in the Civil War. A dedication plaque on the monument’s west face reads, “The Town of Concord builds this monument in honor of [...]