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The Massachusetts State Legislature named the Mohawk Trail a scenic route in 1914. The existence and history of the trail goes back much further. Originally a travel route for the aboriginal peoples of the northeast, it was later traveled by European settlers and their descendents. It was chartered as a turnpike in 1797 to facilitate travel between western Massachusetts and the towns of the Connecticut River Valley. Travelers and tourists have long appreciated its scenes of natural beauty, made more accessible with the invention of the automobile.


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Looking Down the Trail from Western Summit

photographer   Curt Teich and Company, Incorporated
date   c. 1915
location   Massachusetts
process/materials   half-tone paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #1999.03.0038.05

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Easterly View from Whitcomb Summit

The Hoosac Range Looking West from Moore's Summit

Watering Place Looking up the Mountain Side

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