It is a 3,365 mile journey that starts in boston, massachusetts and ends in newport. Route 6 tourist association is excited to help aprylle gilbert, an accomplished folkrock musician and longdistance runner, as she makes her way through rhode island and massachusetts on her coasttocoast run across historic u. Media information about the historic us route 20 association the. History of scituate, massachusetts from its first settlement to 1831 samuel deane 1831 solomon lincolns bicentennial address to the town solomon lincoln, jr. The great road across america and millions of other books are available for. This image depicts the placement of a historic route sign along a 19261929 section of route 20, currently known as the wayside inn road in sudbury, ma. Includes 2 maps of boston park system, part of 1869 map of chicago suburb of riverside, text, and ill.
The categories below provide an overview of the work made available by the mhs, including printed books, electronic publications, and a newsletter and scholarly journal. A record of the nineteenth century economic boom in barnstable county by william p. Its americas longest road, stretching from boston, massachusetts to newport, oregon. The massachusetts cultural resource information system macris allows you to search the massachusetts historical commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the commonwealth. Shop arcadia publishing for history books about massachusetts and its national contributions.
Salem maritime national historic site is open daily from 9. Happily, many institutions in hampshire county preserve the areas history from our native american heritage and early settlers, to. Massachusetts was the first state to answer lincolns call for troops after the firing on fort sumter. Included are scenes along the boston post road and jacobs ladder trail, two of the highways most historic segments, and also images of main streets, village greens, historic sites, scenic rural vistas, and, of course, the roadside tourist courts. Historic musuems and monuments in western massachusetts. Bibliography of the local history of massachusetts ancestry. Route 20 us 20 highlighted in red route information maintained by massdot length.
First of all, route 20 is americas longest highway. This structure is generally believed to have been built ca. Route 2a exists in several sections of massachusetts, mainly as parts of former route 2 that have been moved or upgraded. Capitol grounds, part of early plan of prospect park in brooklyn, text, and ill. Route 6 tourist association is a notforprofit irs 501 c 3 corporation dedicated to the economic development and cultural preservation of inner cities, small towns and rural communities located along all 3,652 miles of the grand old highway. Second edition of the first volume of hutchinsons history of the massachusetts bay colony, following the first boston edition of 1764. The scenic towns and villages nestled along this historic highway have many common bonds. Route 20 to the south, these highways are the main alternatives to the massachusetts turnpikei90 toll highway. Jul 09, 2012 in along massachusetts s historic route 20, more than 200 vintage postcards tell the roads story. List of books and articles about massachusetts history. It covers the history of the state nicely, combining broad historical generalization, often supported by good use of statistical and other hard data, with character sketches of significant figures from different eras of the states history. Hutchinson wrote three additional volumes, but they were not issued contemporaneously as a set. Old state house museum boston massachusetts more than.
They also sell a large variety of books for children and adults about the suffrage movement, famous reformers, and local history. Frederick law olmsted national historic site, massachusetts. An indepth virtual tour is offered on the parks website. Local western massachusetts used books and ephemera bookstore located in southampton, ma, on route 10 between westfield and easthampton at the old town library built in 1904. Route 20 was named a federal highway in 1926, and for the first half of the 20th century, it was massachusettss most important eastwest road. The primary detour for route 6 westbound traffic in fairhaven is to head north on main street, turn left onto howland road to coggeshall street, and then turn left onto route 18 southbound. The building housed several rooms and chambers and accommodated more people then what first looks possible. Guide to route 2 from boston, massachusetts to troy, new york, including. It carries on its ancient trade route heritage via the many unique shops, inns and villages that line its path. Views of central park in new york in 1875 and of prospect park in brooklyn in 1870, 1874 plan for u. In 1844, an event regarded as lincolns most momentous since the battle of april 19, 1775, the railroad connected lincoln with boston, resulting in a rise in the number of new residents from the city and an increase in land values. Spanning 3365 miles across twelve states from boston, ma to newport, or. Her goal is to inspire youth and to raise funds for a youth center in a troubled. Along massachusettss historic route 20 by michael j.
Historic sites western massachusetts historical house tours. Nelson, an experienced shunpiker, travels west along the great road. Bibliography of the local history of massachusetts database online. The mohawk trail has gained a world wide reputation for its scenic beauty, both natural and manmade. Winding through the berkshire hills of western massachusetts, the former native american footpath known as route 7 has long been an icon of beauty, vitality, entertainment, change, controversy, and even humor. Introduction to a day long revolutionary war road trip on us route 20 to new york and across massachusetts with stops at pittsfield, ma, lenox, stockbridge. Books movies music television visual arts theaterdance. From fashion to famous landmarks, things have shifted quite a lot in the bay state since it was founded in 1788. History books state massachusetts northshire bookstore. Summary county and township map showing drainage, cities and towns, distances between post stations, post routes, and the railroad network with named lines. Even better, bring us 20 through boston, up the north shore, then east along ma 127 to a. While the effort is gaining traction in iowa, the historic route 20 association. Us route 20 and the designation of the original 1926 highway alignment as historic route 20. Besides being a colonial historian, hutchinson was governor of massachusetts from 1771 to 1773 and a staunch.
The dragged road built near and along the rr in 1910. Media in category national register of historic places in lawrence, massachusetts the following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. In the course of the war over,000 men from the state served in the union forces. Happily, many institutions in hampshire county preserve the areas history from our native american heritage and early settlers, to our industrial heydays and literary legacy. Near the center of town is a small park with a knox trail marker and a marker honoring the towns revolutionary heroes three hundred strong. History of massachusetts explained in books by arcadia publishing.
Route 30 runs roughly parallel to the massachusetts turnpike and route 9, but unlike those two larger highways, takes a more meandering path from town to town. Historic areas in massachusetts visit western ma mohawk trail. Every issue offers pieces rich in narrative detail and thoughtful analysis, prepared for all readers interested in the history of the commonwealth, from its. For more history of the mohawk trail, see the guidebook. Routes highway history bibliography general highway history. Salem maritime national historic site, featured in maritime. Along massachusettss historic route 20 postcard history. Route 2 runs the entire length of the northern tier of massachusetts, beginning at the new york border, where it connects with new york state route 2, and ending near boston common in boston.
Map of massachusetts coast line, maritime history of. Come along on one local mans quest to get route 20 recognized as a historic highway and turn it into the next route 66. The basement was used as a warehouse, while the other two floors included a merchant exchange, council chamber of the royal governor the british influence was still very notable at this time, the massachusetts supreme judicial court and chambers for the court of suffolk county. Blandford, massachusetts colonel knox and his train of artillery passed through the town about january 20, 1776. Budding songwriters get to work now, because if one massachusetts man has his way, route 20, which begins in. Publications, historical documents and maps hingham, ma. Historic route 20 is a nonprofit public charity found in 2012. It is managed by the national park service and is also part of the essex national heritage area. Cribb, john, a field guide to interstate 95, madison books, 1989. Explore historic maritime sites in massachusetts listed in the national register of historic places. The massachusetts historical society began publishing books in 1792 and is one of the oldest, continually operating publishers in the united states. Route 20 us 20 is a united states numbered highway that runs from newport, oregon to boston, massachusetts. In 1844, an event regarded as lincolns most momentous since the battle of april 19, 1775, the railroad connected lincoln with boston, resulting in a rise in the number of new residents from the.
Our guide books and website will indicate taking a tour. However, all record of him subsequently disappears. Great barrington, ma a site on a revolutionary war road. Media in category national register of historic places in reading, massachusetts the following 83 files are in this category, out of 83 total. Samuel brooks house, north great road state route 2a. Lawrence, massachusetts historic book collection 5 books. Even better, bring us 20 through boston, up the north shore, then east along ma 127 to a dramatic ending at the docks in rockport. Within the city of toledo, the route turns northsouth along reynolds road, which becomes. Route 20 us 20 highlighted in red route information maintained by massdot length 153. Authors reveal stories about massachusetts towns along. From 1965 to 1968, the massachusetts department of public works and the city of boston developed a regional plan that included proposals for a number of approved but unbuilt expressways. Users of the database should keep in mind that it does not include information on all historic properties and areas in massachusetts, nor does. Route 2a runs from greenfield in the west to boston in the east. You can buy the massachusetts through the heartland on u.
In 1803, a turnpike was laid down between concord and cambridge, todays route 2. Map, featured in martime history of massachusetts travel itinerary. Nov 30, 20 the building housed several rooms and chambers and accommodated more people then what first looks possible. It was occupied by the brooks family at the time of the lexingtonconcord battle on april 19, 1775. Us 20, 3,365 miles total 153 miles in massachusetts pauls opinion. With portraits and biographical sketches of exmayors up to 1880 and other distinguished citizens, including many business and professional men now living hammon reed, lawrence eagle steam job print. This traffic is presently served by rutherford via sullivan square, broadway in everett, chelsea street through charlestown, broadway through chelsea and revere, and us 1 newburyport turnpike and ma 1a. In along massachusettss historic route 20, more than 200 vintage postcards tell the roads story. Route 2a used to extend all the way to shelburne falls in buckland in the west, but as of 2007, the route now terminates at interstate 91 in greenfield. Route 66 might be known as americas mother road, but u. Salem maritime national historic site is located at 178 derby st. In along massachusetts s historic route 20, more than 200 vintage postcards tell the roads story.
Route 6 eastbound traffic in new bedford is being detoured up route 18 northbound and onto i195 eastbound at exit 15 to exit 18 and onto route 240. It is a must see when visiting the northern berkshires. Oct 16, 2000 a welcome volume that will fill an important niche, since there is no general history of massachusetts currently in print. Every issue offers pieces rich in narrative detail and thoughtful analysis, prepared for all readers interested in the history of the commonwealth, from its settlement to the 21st century. Lawrence, massachusetts historic book collection 5 books exploring lawrence, its history, culture and its genealogy important citizens in the 19th and early 20th centuries tha new media llc on. Traffic flow in the northeast section is divided between a route through everett and the north shore route through chelsea, revere and lynn. May 11, 2014 the historic us route 20 association inc. Discover americas historic routes on a day long revolutionary war road trip on us route 20 to new york and across massachusetts with stops at pittsfield.
Go big and then go home with a mega road trip along this epic route. A welcome volume that will fill an important niche, since there is no general history of massachusetts currently in print. Western massachusetts grew up well before the revolutionary war, with settlements along the connecticut river dating back to the 1600s. Route 20 in ohio news newspapers books scholar jstor september 2014. The reallife james steward arrived in plymouth in 1621, and received an acre of land in 1623. History massachusets bay by hutchinson thomas, first edition. New bedfordfairhaven route 6 bridge update massdot blog. This transcontinental route shouldnt end in kenmore square.701 1264 477 1167 1410 714 1287 668 955 819 308 142 707 980 1441 412 254 961 171 1169 281 1068 735 1334 675 1067 338 1007 800 274 102 776 389 1097 629 360 1465 1280 1275 1030 707