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This is Vic Campbell, a railroad enthusiast and tour leader with a particular interest in our country's first commercial railroad that was conceived of and built in Quincy in the 1820s. Vic is sitting on one of the early metal rails embedded into a block of Quincy granite. These blocks were salvaged from new road and housing construction sites and are now located in the back of the Quincy Historical Society building where Vic begins his tours of the Granite Railway historic sites. You can find out more about the "Quarry-To-Wharf" tours by clicking here.
We'll visit the site of the old rail bed tomorrow. Do you know why a railroad was needed? Hint . . . the name of the railroad . . .
This tiger swallowtail butterfly was a delight to see pollinating the phlox bed along my driveway.
[click image to enlarge] This Gothic Revival Chapel from the 1840s is located at Mt. Auburn Cemetery and was designed by Dr. Jacob Bigelow w...
The Wollaston Post Office was bathed in late afternoon light at the end of Tax Day yesterday. It's Friday once again and this is my...
This beautiful Gothic and Tudor Revival style building was built in 1891 as a school for children of the granite workers in West Quincy; it ...