Post Content

Sign Historic Before

The signs of history are all around us in the Commonwealth, including nearly 300 historical markers erected in 1930 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission in the 300th anniversary of the Colony's birth.   

The Commission promised that "travellers who shall pass by the many storied ways through the
lands of the Puritan occupations in the ancient days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, may now read on tablets set by roadsides or in city streets the tales which the ocean shores, the hills, the fields, the churches, the garrison houses and the old hearthstones, have to tell of the heroism, of the romance and of the tragedies, and of the unfaltering faith, of the ancestors of our Commonwealth."

Sign Historic After

The legislation called for the highway department to maintain the signs.  One such marker at the corner of Adams Street and Churchill's Lane in Milton needed TLC. 

Earlier this year, MassHighway District 4's Larry Glazebrook personally restored the sign, in the before and after photos at left, one of approximately 30 he has refurbished in providing service to the Commonwealth and ensuring that the tales of our ancestors will live on.   

If you see a marker in need of upkeep, let us know or contact MassHighway.

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through   …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens

Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension posted on Mar 23

Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension

MassDOT is pleased to announce an agreement to extend MAPFRE Insurance’s sponsorship of the Highway Assistance Patrol program (HAP) through March 2018. This extension marks the 15th year of partnership between MassDOT and MAPFRE in providing excellent customer service and safe, quick clearance on the   …Continue Reading Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change posted on Mar 22

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change