My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

All That History and Flowers at Concord, Massachusetts Pt. 2

Above is the Visitor Center, (the former Buttrick Estate) and below is the side entrance, facing the gardens.

Old photo in frame, inside the Visitor Center, showing the house and gardens.

Beautiful grounds.

At the end of the gardens, there is an overlook, in which you will look down on the Concord River and North Bridge. A short trail will take you to both. Below are the river and bridge taken from the opposite direction.
In my opinion, the best time to visit is early in the morning, perhaps 30 minutes before 10 AM. You will be there before the bus loads of tourists or school children arrive. When the Visitor Center opens, you could be among the first to get inside.

Acton, Massachusetts -- Men in the Spanish American War 1898

Acton Men in the Spanish American War

Wm. F. Dusseault
Chaplain 6th Regt. U.S.M.
Arthur G. Knowlton
George A. Forrest
Robert C. Maines
William H. Hill
Thomas J. Manion
Charles H. Whitney
Walter L. Tuttle
Fred L. Tuttle
Herbert W. Owen
Hamie S. Greenough
Oliver D. Wood
Clarence Desseault