Friday, February 12, 2016

From the Top of Mount Wachusett ~ Photo Friday

Easter Morning 1973

Autumn 1975

At the summit with some ALLEN cousins 1978

In 1969 we removed from Beverly to Holden, Massachusetts.  I was in the first grade.  My earliest memory of our new house was that it was winter, and my Dad held me up on the back porch and showed me Mount Wachusett through the trees.  In the summer we couldn't see it, but in the winter, with no leaves on the trees, we could see the mountain.  Later someone built a new house behind us and obstructed the view.

The Mountain wasn't very far from our house. In fact, I went to Wachusett Regional High School, which included five towns - and one of those towns was Princeton where the mountain was located. We would go to the top of the mountain to see the view on Easter morning, or when relatives visited, or with our Girl Scout troops.  It was a great spot to go blueberrying, or skiing in the winter back before it was a real ski resort. 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "From the Top of Mount Wachusett ~ Photo Friday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 12, 2016, ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. Great photos, Heather! My family went skiing at Wachusett last winter--very nice rolling hills and surroundings.

    1. I remember skiing there as a kid. It was very small in those days. Only a tow rope, outhouses, and a snack shack. Always a bonfire to keep you warm. Now it has a fancy lodge and high speed chair lifts to the top of the mountain.