Tantiusques

Tantiusques (HMWD7)

Location: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 2.921', W 72° 7.432'

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1630 - 1930

The graphite or blacklead deposit near by was valued by the Indians for face paint, and by the white men for pencils and other uses. John Winthrop, Jr., was "granted the hill at Tantousq" in 1644, and began to exploit the mine in 1658.
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HM NumberHMWD7
Series This marker is part of the Massachusetts: Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series
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Year Placed1930
Placed ByMassachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 738023 N 4659184
Decimal Degrees42.04868333, -72.12386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 2.921', W 72° 7.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 2' 55.26" N, 72° 7' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 561-599 Leadmine Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US
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