Lafayette's tour of the nation, done at the invitation of President James Monroe, took place between July 1824 and August 1825. The president envisioned the tour as a kick-off of the festivities for America's upcoming 50th anniversary.
He hasn't been alone — some four dozen of his relatives and in-laws are interred around him. But the Clark family cemetery has been little noticed since the last Clark was buried there nearly 90 years ago.
The City Council officially accepted the Fort Massachusetts historical site as a gift from the Golub Cooperation.
"This is very important. This is ours and our hometown has a remarkable history and with this gift, the City of North Adams has the opportunity to provide the stability for the historical site of Fort Massachusetts," Wendy Champney, who has spearheaded the preservation effort, said Tuesday.
Price Chopper is making a gift of one of the city's oldest historical sites: Fort Massachusetts.
The park, which includes a chimney from the1930s replica and a plaque, sits in the northeast corner of the parking lot of the closed supermarket.