Massachusetts Fire Towers
Petersham Tower

Petersham Tower in 2003
(Photo courtesy Peter Hayes)


Town: Petersham
County: Worcester
Mountain or Hill: Soapstone Hill
Height above sea level: 320 FT
Tower Structure Height: 60 FT
Latitude: 42-28-77
Longitude: 72-16-62
First date of operation: 1931
Type: Iron Tower




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  • This tower was used by the US Army from 1931 - 1941 for spotting fires started by the US Army Air Corps practice bombing runs
  • This tower structure still stands today


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