Most Massachusetts Studies Network members are familiar with The Massachusetts Tercentenary Markers located along major highways and local roadways in the Commonwealth. The markers were commissioned by the legislature in 1930 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of The Massachusetts Bay Colony. During January 2010 I posted an appeal for Massachusetts Studies Network members to assist in the documentation of the markers.
This effort is supported by HMdb (http://www.hmdb.org/), a nationally known organization dedicated to the documentation of historical markers; through a separate marker series, under the title Massachusetts Bay Colony - Tercentenary Commission Markers. The web URL is http://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?SeriesID=100.
Some progress was made last year, with some 23 markers now recorded in the data base. I would encourage all Massachusetts Studies Network members to get out their cameras and join in the effort to document the remaining markers in their area. Markers in your area can be found in a reference titled, Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Commission (1930), available at: http://www.archive.org/details/historicalmarker00mass.
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