Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mosaic: Town of Colrain

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Town of Colrain Mosaic
Shelburne, MA
Topic: Mosaic

GPS: N42° 36.213; W072° 44.294

Quick Description: 

The mosaic for Colrain, MA is located at the Gypsy Apple cafe on Bridge Street.

Long Description:

The Deerfield River divides the village of Shelburne Falls. The east side is in the town of Shelburne and the west side is in the town of Buckland. The Shelburne Falls Mosaic Project was a community wide effort to celebrate the beauty of the rural area around Shelburne Falls. Artist Cynthia Fisher designed and created 10 3’ x 3’ mosaic panels that represent each of the hilltowns of this area of western Massachusetts. In addition, the project included two larger panels entitled "The Deerfield River" and the "American Indian Portrait".

The visitors center has a map showing the location the 12 mosaics. Each mosaic is labelled from 1 to 12. The Town of Colrain is number 2. The mosaic for the Town of Colrain depicts several important features of the town: the town center, the first flag to fly over a public school, a farm, a pine tree and lake, a schoolhouse, an American Flag, a puma, and the year of incorporation - 1761.

63 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

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