Crystal Lake from Harts Hill,1913

  • Crystal Lake from Harts Hill,1913
  • "William E. Eaton's 'Handbook of Wakefield : a stranger's guide and residents' manual' describes this scene from Harts Hill: 'The natural character of the country in and about Wakefield flanked on either side by towering hills, seems to compel the various railway lines coming from the north, northeast and east, to converge at the Junction and to pursue their way together between the steep slopes of Hart's Hill and the margin of Crystal Lake, through the pretty village of Greenwood to the busy metropolis.' The Town of Wakefield took the title to the 23-acre Harts Hill in 1901, with the stipulation that it 'forever be kept open as a public park and reservation for the use of the people.' According to a 1939 Wakefield Daily Item article, the altitude of Harts Hill was 'the highest point above sea level on the Portland division of the B&M Railroad.' The elevation was said to be 111 feet above sea level." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2006
  • 1913
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


“Crystal Lake from Harts Hill,1913,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed May 7, 2021,


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