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A Personal Historian Who Loves the Outdoors

Stone marker near parking area at Lane Conservation area, Foxboro, MA

Stone marker near parking area at Lane Conservation area, Foxboro, MA

Neponset reservoir, viewed along the trails of Lane Conservation area

Neponset reservoir, viewed along the trails of Lane Conservation area

When I first set out on my quest to document very local trails in the towns near where I live, I kept wondering what this had to do with my work as a personal historian. Surely these were two separate parts of me. Perhaps my life was headed in a different direction that I had thought. But slowly, in my travels I’ve come to realize that walking the trails and properties of south central Massachusetts is often a lesson in history, a tracing of family life, of walking the same track as many who have gone before me.

While visiting a new (to me) property in Foxboro, MA yesterday, I encountered not one, but two markers, memorials along the way. Continue reading

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