Post Content

Worcester Historical Marker, Wigwam Hill, December 2012

MassDOT working with local high school students in Worcester has restored an historic roadside marker. 

Worcester Technical High School students restored the Wigwam Hill marker and presented the restored marker to the MassDOT Highway District office for installation. 

The marker is one of 275 first erected more than 80 years ago.  The legislature in 1930 authorized the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission to design and erect roadside historical markers to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the Puritans in 1630. 

The cast iron markers were placed primarily in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties.  Ten markers were erected in the City of Worcester.   Each marker has raised lettering and a state seal on both sides of the plaque.  The plaques were painted silver with black lettering, with the state seal painted blue and gold. 

The MassDOT Cultural Resources Unit is currently doing a statewide survey to locate the remaining markers and check their condition.  Our thanks to the Worcester students and their excellent work in helping preserve this example of roadside history.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings posted on May 23

MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings

The MBTA today announced the launch of the Better Bus Project, a program focused on making improvements to the existing bus network through operational changes, targeted capital investments, and stakeholder partnerships. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Better Bus team will identify improvements in bus service   …Continue Reading MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead posted on May 22

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools to plan trips and use public transportation if possible to travel between destinations.  On Memorial Day, May 28, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations will be closed, as   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MBTA: Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins Next Month posted on May 21

MBTA: Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins Next Month

The MBTA today announced a special $10 summer weekend fare on the Commuter Rail, valid for unlimited travel through all zones on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9. This pilot program will be offered every weekend through September 2. “We look forward to testing this   …Continue Reading MBTA: Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins Next Month