JENKS PARK/COGSWELL TOWER. (1676, NR) (H)
Broad Street (Next to City Hall). Donated by Alvin Jenks in 1890, the park was built around Dexter's Ledge. In 1676 during King Phillips War, Indian scouts saw the approach of a colonists' band from the height. Indians and colonists engaged in Pierce's Fight at a site along the Blackstone River where Pierce Park now stands. In 1904 Cogswell Tower was built atop the ledge due to a bequest by Caroline Cogswell. OPEN: Year-round, Dawn to Dusk. 727-7480.
Lonsdale Avenue. The scene of the conflict between the National Guard and United Textile Workers (1934). 727-7474.
PIERCE PARK AND RIVERWALK. (1676, NR) (H)
High Street. Due to land disputes and broken peace treaties between local natives and early English settlers, King Phillips War took place for 14 months during 1675-1676. Captain Michael Pierce's fight with the natives occurred on this spot in March of 1676. From Dexter's Ledge, native scouts saw Pierce's troops approaching. 100 natives and 70 settlers perished in the battle. Ten settlers escaped to what are now the Monastery grounds in Cumberland, where 9 were later captured and executed. Only one lived to tell the tale. OPEN: Year-round, Dawn to Dusk. 727-7480.