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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21A8_birthplace-of-lucy-stone_West-Brookfield-MA.html
1818-1893 "Labor unceasingly until every woman will possess equal and full justice in all things." An early advocate and leader in the long struggle for Equal Rights, Lucy Stone was born in a farmhouse 0.3 mile from this point on Coy H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21A7_birthplace-of-lucy-stone_West-Brookfield-MA.html
Lucy Stone's determined vision for girls' and women's equality was incubated in her home at this site. A young girl who resented her mother's life of drudgery and no respect, Lucy helped with the housework and resolved to change the way women were…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20EU_brig-gen-timothy-ruggles_Hardwick-MA.html
He arrived in Hardwick about 1754 settling on a farm, now Upper Church Street. A lawyer, he was graduated from Harvard in 1732. Ruggles distinguished himself in the French and Indian War, thus becoming the highest ranked colonist of this time. He …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20C7_hardwick-ma-civil-war-monument-a-war-memorial_Hardwick-MA.html
Dedicated to the Heroes who fell, and the Patriots who fought for Union and Liberty 1861-1865 by their comrade Col. Louis E. Granger, U.S. Vols. Cold Harbor Reams Station Antietam Port Hudson Cedar Mountain Gettysburg Winchester …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM209G_1st-lt-joshua-l-booth-usmc-a-war-memorial_Sturbridge-MA.html
"Freedom is nor Free" This Bridge Dedicated to 1st Lt. Joshua L. Booth USMC Who was killed in Iraq on October 17th, 2006 Who as a child enjoyed fishing the Quinebaug River from this bridge Who is honored by a grateful community …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM206D_civil-war-memorial-a-war-memorial_Brookfield-MA.html
Two hundred sixty-six volunteers went to the Civil War from Brookfield 1861-1865. Thirty-eight died in the service. Erected July 4, 1890 by the citizens of Brookfield to commemorate the deeds of their loyal sons in the War for the Preservation …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZZZ_from-rail-to-trail_Sturbridge-MA.html
Huge piles of fill, deep rock cuts, and towering abutments are all that remains of the never-completed Southern New England Railroad (SNE). The line was owned by Grand Trunk Railroad (GTR). a Canadian company, and stretched from Palmer, Massachus…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WZM_the-drake-home-and-the-underground-railroad-historical_Leominster-MA.html
Here on February 16, 1851, Jonathan and Frances Drake participated in the rescue of the fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins. The case attracted national attention and the rebuke of President Millard Fillmore. Undeterred, abolitionists like the Drakes …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0O_colonial-home-1777_Athol-MA.html
Colonial Home 1777 - John Haven, Jr., a private in General George Washington's army, built this home during the revolution. He had fought in the siege of Boston and the victories at Ticonderoga and Saratoga
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CG8_first-perfect-game-in-professional-baseball_Worcester-MA.html
On June 12, 1880, the first perfect game in professional baseball history was pitched on this site (the former Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds) by J. Lee Richmond of Worcester against Cleveland in a National League game.
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