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Monument Mountain

  • Also Known As: Monument Mountain Reservation

  • Address: 546 Stockbridge Rd
  • Vicinity: Hwy 7, NE of Great Barrington
  • Type: Ridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1815/00/00 William Cullen Bryant Poet William Cullen Bryant writes "Monument Mountain", a lyrical poem that tells the story of a Mohican maiden and forbidden love.
1850/08/05 Herman Melville Guest At the summit of Monument Mountain, Herman Melville jumps onto a sharp rock resembling a ship's bowsprit overlooking the valley below and reels in imaginary rigging. Evert Duyckinck's Monument Picnic
1850/08/05 Evert Augustus Duyckinck Life Publisher Evert Duyckinck leads a picnic hike to the top of Monument Mountain in Great Barrington with two of Melville's neighbors, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Evert Duyckinck's Monument Picnic
1850/08/05 Nathaniel Hawthorne Guest Taking refuge under overhanging rocks during the thunderstorm, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville have a vigorous discussion which will influence Melville's new book, Moby-Dick. Moby Dick (book) Evert Duyckinck's Monument Picnic
1850/08/05 Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Guest On the way up, Duyckinck's group is caught in a sudden storm and takes refuge under overhanging rocks where Oliver Holmes uncorks a bottle of champagne and shares it with the group. Champagne Evert Duyckinck's Monument Picnic

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Particulars for Monument Mountain:
Geographic feature Ridge
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature




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