Endangered

National

Landmarks

Map of Landmarks

 

Minute Man National Historical Park

Where the American Revolution began

  

Barrett's Farm

A Save Our Heritage Project.  The reason the British came to Concord on April 19th.

 

Walden Woods

Historic woods surrounding Walden Pond

 

Walden Pond

The birthplace of the Environmental Movement.

  

Orchard House

Home of the Alcotts and the setting for "Little Women"

 

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Migration site for millions of birds, one of the great bird watching sites in America

  

The North Bridge

Where the "shot heard round the world" was fired.

  

  

And Hundreds of sites on the National Register of Historic Places

A living history of the Revolution, the Colonial Period, and the lives of many great American authors

Our Vision:

 

That State and Federal designations are enacted recognizing the historical and environmental significance of this area.  To achieve permanent protections for the national historical, cultural, and environmental resources in the Massachusetts towns of Concord, Bedford, Lincoln, and Lexington in order to prevent their gradual degradation by pollution, noise, and development.

 

 

  

   

The Threat:

 

These landmarks have been declared one of the "11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and designated a "Last Chance Landscape" by Scenic America.  According to these organizations, the primary threat is the expansion and commercialization of the Airport at Hanscom Field, which is located adjacent to these irreplaceable resources (not to be confused with Hanscom Air Force Base, a valued partner to the communities).  The potential traffic, noise, development, and pollution generated by the airport would overwhelm and permanently change the character of the area and will deprive future generations the experience of visiting, learning from, and enjoying these national landmarks.  A number of well known historians and environmentalists provide compelling arguments for why we need to protect these resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Rod Nordbloom

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