Railway and highway map of the famous Berkshire Hills region, showing also villages and points of interest


Railway and highway map of the famous Berkshire Hills region, showing also villages and points of interest

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Title:
Railway and highway map of the famous Berkshire Hills region, showing also villages and points of interest : from official records and other information
Description:
The Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts are home to a number of Trustees properties. Farms, meadows, ponds, hills, mountains and historic homes make up the fourteen sites in the Berkshires, several of which are depicted on this 1883 map designed to promote tourism in the region. The mountainous topography of the area is highlighted in this map to emphasize the numerous recreational activities available to visitors. Monument Mountain in Great Barrington – one of The Trustees earliest properties – was a popular destination for nature lovers in the 19th century because of its majestic views of the southern Berkshires.
Creator:
Watson, Walter, civil engineer
Creator:
Berkshire Life Insurance Company (Pittsfield, Mass.)
Creator:
Struthers, Servoss & Co
Name on Item:
by Walter Watson, C.E. for the Berkshire Life Insurance Co. of Pittsfield, Mass.
Date:
[ca. 1883]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Railroads--Massachusetts--Berkshire Hills--Maps
Roads--Massachusetts--Berkshire Hills--Maps
Berkshire Hills (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsBerkshire (county)Berkshire Hills
Publisher:
New York : Struthers, Servoss & Co.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Differs from other 1883 ed. in that it does not show main roads, school houses, cemeteries, churches, and railroads stations in red and does not include a key in upper right corner.
Includes text and ill.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 75 x 55 cm.
Scale:
Scale [1:134,376].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002628
Call #:
G3762.B4P3 1883 .W3
Barcode:
39999058996362
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