Washington Park

Washington Park (HMG6G)

Location: Palmer, MA 01069 Hampden County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 9.703', W 72° 20.855'

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Dedicated by Wright Wire Company, 1919, to its employees and their families, for their recreation and pleasure.

George Washington, Father of his country - first President of the United States - traveled over this spot in June 1775 on his way to Cambridge to take command of the Colonial Army in the Revolutionary War for the freedom of America, and again passed here in October, 1789.

Many other historic events were enacted near this spot which was the center of the Old Bay Path from Springfield to Boston - the first trail made by the Indians hundreds of years ago and again by white men three hundred years ago.

The river was forded until about 1732 when Scott's Bridge, south of this spot, was built upon the location of the present old bridge across the Quaboag (Red Water) River.
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HM NumberHMG6G
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Year Placed1919
Placed ByWright Wire Company
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 719117 N 4671137
Decimal Degrees42.16171667, -72.34758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 9.703', W 72° 20.855'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 9' 42.18" N, 72° 20' 51.30" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26-82 Wilbraham St, Palmer MA 01069, US
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