The First Airplane Site in New England

Augustus Moore Herring
Augustus Moore Herring

Did you know that Hamilton boasts the first airplane site in New England?

It's true! The Hamilton Board of Selectmen approved the Society's request to place a plaque near Chebacco Lake commemorating this historical milestone in Massachusetts! "February 28, 1910 First powered flight in New England- Augustus M. Herring in a Herring-Burgess #1 took off from the ice at the Chebacco Lake in Hamilton." (reference: MA Aviation Historical Society Inc.).

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Last modified on August 22 2017
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HHS Team

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We feel fortunate to live where hundreds of years of local American history is apparent in our municipal buildings, churches, private homes, businesses, agriculture, natural landscape, infrastructure and culture. That history sometimes includes our own ancestors, though distant cousins they may be! The HHS Team of members is enthusiastic to share that stream of information; people, places and things that make Hamilton MA the town it is now in the 21st Century. There's always something "old" making "news". We'll share it here with you!

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