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Dedicated To The Bernardston Men And Women Who Have Served Their Country Honorably (left panel) French and Indian Wars 1744-55 Alger, Waitstill · Wells, Joshua · Bolton, John · Smith, Noah · Chap…
Used to hold stray farm animals until claimed by their owners. A fee was paid for their release. Most colonial towns had a pound; this is one of very few still standing.
An original industrial area of Greenfield and site of mills from 1784. In four story granite factory buildings built in 1830 woolens were made for union army during Civil War. Operations ceased in 1872 and factory burned in 1933. The bell tower re…
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find that it is latched to everything else in the Universe."John Muir Biological diversity, or biodiversity, makes life on Earth possible. The soil where our food grows, the air we breathe, the fl…
"Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are now strangely silent, where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song"Silent Spring, published in 1962…
Following an instinct many thousands of years old, millions of ducks and geese fly south every autumn. Waterfowl finds overwintering habitat in the southern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. As spring arrives, the birds return …
Captain William Turner with 145 men surprised and destroyed over 300 Indians encamped at this place May 19, 1676.
Attributed to Greenfield resident Asher Benjamin who here, in 1797 published first American architectural book, adapting English Georgian architecture to American styles and craftsmen. Became Greenfield Public Library in 1909.
Settled 1686 by Deerfield residents, incorporated 1753 & made county seat 1811. A major industrial & commercial center at crossroads of major North/South & East/West transportation routes. Home of first American cutlery factory & world's largest t…
Site of First Permanent Settlement in Shelburne, Mass. 1760 Martin Severance 1718 - 1810 Scout in French and Indian Wars Scout with Rogers Rangers Revolutionary soldier Marked by Dorothy Quincy Hancock Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution…