Today's weather vane is from somewhere in Massachusetts.
Do you know the location of weather vane #284? Scroll down to see the answer...
|Photographed by Laurie Conn|
|Photographed by Lori Lynn Price|
The interesting this about this weathervane is that it is part of a seven piece art installation. There are seven poles, and atop each pole is a piece of art representing the seven hills of Somerville created by artist Clifford Selbert in 2010. These hills are Central, Carendon (an alewife fish), Cobble Hill (a model of MacLean Hospital), Mount Benedict (Plowed Hill), Mount Pisgah (Prospect Hill, with a minature stone tower), Spring Hill and Winter Hill. The cow weathervane represents Spring Hill, which was called Milk Way historically because cows were grazed there at a place called "Stinted Commons". Each pole has a sign describing the historical significance of the art symbolizing the hills.
To see more photos of the other poles, click this link from the Somerville Times
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ One in a seven piece art installation", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 9, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/11/weathervane-wednesday-one-in-seven.html: accessed [access date]).