Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Bridge to Where?

Can you identify where this bridge was? Is it still there? Where was the park it was in. Do you have a photo of it today?

And, what about this park? Seems like it was the 19th centuries version of what we are trying to do today.

What goes around, comes around.



  1. Isn't Arbutus Park the former Camp Robinson Crusoe, which is located on the former OSV parcel recently acquired by the town and MassWildlife. Having walked this piece a couple times, I can't say I remember seeing this bridge, but it's pretty overgrown too.

    Thanks again for your blog!

  2. Carol, you are correct! I am not sure if the bridge is still there, but i remember seeing another old postcard of a carriage on a small road in the park. I believe there was a bridge in the photo, and it was along a pond. Now, there are some clues for you to use on an explore! Funny how what was once a park is once again becoming one.


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