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Danvers Rail Trail getting interpretive signs detailing historical significance

Posted by Ryan Mooney  October 11, 2012 11:56 AM

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Kate Day, senior planner for the town of Danvers, is inviting the public to see the Danvers Rail Trail renovations that are underway by helping to install four new interpretative signs along the trail on Saturday.

The signs, which will occupy locations on the trail near Tapleyville Ice Cream, the border of Wenham, and the Hobart Street parking lot, provide a little bit of history on the Boston and Maine Railroad of which the Rail Trail was once a part, as well as old photographs of the town's nine former rail stations and an 1897 map of Danvers. The signs will be mounted on vertical section of actual rail.

Anyone interested in lending a hand can meet in the Hobart Street lot at 8 a.m. Saturday. An assortment of "Rail Trail Ale" will be served at the conclusion of the work.

The signs were funded by a grant from the Essex National Heritage Commission.

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