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Old Postcards Of Jacob's Ladder Trail, Route 20, Berkshire , Hampden ,and Hampshire Counties in Massachusetts


Growing Up On Jacob's Ladder

Becket Grammar School Graduation 1943

Becket Famies Well Represented in Service 1942

Welcome to Becket , Massachusetts

Welcome to Historic Chester , Massachusetts

Chester School Pictures and Clippings

Web Page for Chester, MA High School

CHESTER-ON-TRACK

Welcome to the Gateway Regional School District Official Website

The Chester, MA Historical Society

The Miniature Theatre of Chester

Huntington Police Department Web Page...Lots of Information!

Berkshire County Gen-Web  (Family History)

Hampden County Gen-Web (Family History)

Hampshire County Gen-Web (Family History)

Ron & Debbie's Penny Pinchin' Page (Local link)

A to Zee-The Web Guide and Directory for Collectors

Welcome to Hilltowns.com!

The Hills of Jacobs Ladder

Welcome to Hidden-Hills.com

iBerkshires.com

Old Postcards of North Adams,MA

You are my 44229 visitor -- thanks for stopping by!

Copyright©Shirley Phelps Bruso 2007

Vintage Postcards of Jacob's Ladder Trail, Route 20, Berkshire , Hampden and Hampshire Counties, Massachusetts ; Includes Postcards of Becket, Chester, Huntington, Lee, Russell ,Westfield and Woronoco, Massachusetts




Shirley Ann Phelps Bruso, Passed away on January 23rd 2008 in Puyallup Washington. Shirley was born in North Adams Massachusetts a town that she loved dearly. Proceeded in death by her husband Walter Edward Bruso, sisters Nancy Eva Phelps Hunt, Ruth Jean Phelps Gardzina, Brother, Clifton Homer Phelps and parents Clifton Homer Phelps Sr. and Ruth Arnott Hyde. Her children Susan Ruth Bruso Campbell (Ken Campbell), Wayne Peter Bruso, Walter Edward Bruso Jr., Mary Ellen Bruso Aguayo (Emilio Aguayo), James Alan Bruso, and grand children: David Campbell, Brian Campbell (Heather R), Jason Campbell, Erlinda Aguayo Siwulec (Chris Siwulec), Chacoy Aguayo, Emilio Jr. Aguayo, Joseph Aguayo, Anthony, Savannah, Dawn, Christopher, Todd Valentine (Brionne) and great grand children Tyler Campbell, Braden Campbell, Tyse Aguayo, Latisha, Esperansa, Isabel, Emma, Lorena, Carson Siwulec, Cameron Abby Siwulec, Orion Valentine survive her. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Shirley will be missed by all that know her, she was the kind of person that would do anything for her friends and family and is an inspiration/role model for many people. Shirley was an avid genealogist a hobby that she loved to do. Shirley was also an avid Webmaster logging many hours on the computer often times in the wee hours of the morning working on her pages as she called them, sharing her knowledge, photographs, post cards and genealogy information on the web. There are no services planned and the family wishes in lieu of Cards and Flowers for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice in Shirley's honor.

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Every effort will be made to keep this website up and running and to monitor the e-mail. Feel free to contact me at kamby64025@comcast.net Jason Campbell, Shirley's Grandson

Shirley's E-mail address is no longer in use any e-mails directed to that address will get bounced back.


From my collection! View the Jacob's Ladder Trail as it was about 1910 to 1946! Hope that you enjoy the selections!
|Top of Jacob's Ladder 1910-1926| |Summit House and Rock Pile 1926/27 to 1946.| |Scenes Along the Trail 1910-1940's| | Bonneyrigg Four Corners| |Ted Shawn Theatre, Jacob's Pillow| | |Jacob's Spring or Well 1910-1930's | |Greenwater Pond|| Becket,Massachusetts| |Chester,Massachusetts | |Huntington, Massachusetts| |Lee, Massachusetts| |Russell, Massachusetts||Westfield, Massachusetts||Woronoco,Massachusetts|
***The Chester Historical Society is selling 2007 Calendars to benefit "The Restoration of the Methodist Church!" The cost is $8.00 plus $1.00 postage......... Address: Chester Historical Society , Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road #13, Chester, MA 01011.
"WORONOCO,MASSACHUSETTS....NEW BOOK..."Mike Donovan's book A PLACE OF MANY WINDINGS The Rise and Fall of a New England Mill Town is now out. He grew up in Woronoco and has been reasearching for this book for years. He works at the Country Journal and can be reached there. cojo@mao.com



Francis Seddon (Con Rail Fran)-Great Pictures of Chester, Massachusetts|
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The Summit was about 2,000 feet above sea level and on the Jacob's Ladder Trail (or Roadway)(Route 20), West Becket, between Chester and Lee, Massachusetts. Work on the Jacob's Ladder Roadway had started about 1905 and was completed in 1910. Before that the road was almost impossible to negotiate by automobile. It was said that the dirt road looked like a ladder as there were rows of dirt going across the road to stop the rain from washing it out and on the sides of the road were clearings for horses and oxen to rest. Hence the name Jacob's Ladder. To mark the Summit a cairn or rock pile was erected during the celebration to dedicate the road, to some an historical marker. Sadly, it has been painted over with an ugly brown paint and it's meaning destroyed. The roadway was rebuilt in 1918 and again in 1930 and many cars took this route across the state to Albany,NY.

Becket , Massachusetts has a great web page.Welcome to Becket , Massachusetts.Everything you want to know and more!

Chester, Massachusetts has it's own web page! Welcome to Chester, Massachusetts. Contains information on the Historical Society, The Chester Foundation, Chester Events and more!
The Jacob's Ladder Trail Mobile Exhibit will be on display at the Chester Railroad Station. .
**To obtain a copy of the "Discover Jacob's Ladder Trail" Video please make a check for $21.00 plus $3.50 shipping to JLTSB (Jacob's Ladder Trail Scenic Byway) and send to Fay Piergiovanni, Box 114, Chester, MA 01011. The money benefits the JLTSB.
"Chester On Track" will be presented by The Chester Foundation,Inc. Saturday May 19, 2007. Anyone wishing information re the Chester Foundation ,  RR Depot,  Chester ON Track,  renting the Depot, or groups wishing to visit the Depot,  please contact President David Pierce call/leave a message at:1-413-354-7878.
There is a web page for Route 20. Did you know that it extends from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport, Oregon? US ROUTE 20

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