Old Postcards Of Jacob's Ladder Trail, Route 20, Berkshire , Hampden ,and Hampshire Counties in Massachusetts
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Seddon (Con Rail Fran)-Great Pictures of Chester, Massachusetts|
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.
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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