icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

front
(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.



label levels:

There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: In 1873 a wooden tower was erected at the top of Greenfield's Rocky Mountain, a 500' volcanic ridge, the stump of a volcano that erupted during the Mesozoic Era. Just below the tower is a natural armchair that is the true "Poets Seat." The wooden tower was burned to the ground on July 4, 1903, deemed too unsafe for use. In 1912 the sandstone tower pictured here was erected. There is some debate over the inspiration for the site's name. A plaque at the tower's base names the site for poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821-1873), "a gifted solitary poet much admired by Emerson, Hawthorne and Tennyson. Seeking solace in nature, he wrote verse and studied nature in Greenfield." Whatever the source, poets and non-poets have been drawn to its solitude and spectacular views for decades.

 

top of page

Poets Seat, Greenfield, Mass.

creator   Unidentified
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   5.5"
process/materials   paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #1999.03.0058


Look Closer icon My Collection icon Detailed info icon


ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object



See Also...

"Greenfield 200th Anniversary" plate

Greenfield, Mass Birds-Eye View


button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents

 

Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback