Walking Maple and Main Streets in Chester reliving how it once was. There were many housing units for all the railroad workers, so many they were built in front and behind each other!! watering holes, jeweler to set their watches, the Carnagie Steel Overhead Truss, Chester was a booming Railroad Town, the entire downtown is a National Historic District all with glorious views of Gobble Mountain and Round Top Hill along the West Branch of the Westfield River.

Our Chester Becket Railroad and Chester Historical Tour was amazing! Thank you to Dave Pierce Chester Railway Station , Rich Holzman, Bob Daley, Roseanne for the handcrafted walking sticks, Tom Barnes for the donation of Railroad Memorabilia and polished Serpentine, Debbie Daniels for Hilltown settlers treasurers, Emily Smith Lee for inviting us into the Feed Store and Riverside Inn, John Garvey and John Hultman of the Chester Historical Society and Jail, hike leaders Karen, Kim and Michele…and to all of you Hilltown Hikers. What a glorious day to be out, Chester is the #hubofthehilltowns and we will bring you so much more!

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