A great find on Laurel Hill, these posts are property boundary posts. We knew there was no town boundary here! Thank you to Jim Moore and his historical networks of friends mr. Bernie Drew, we uncovered this story! On your rocky find. It is likely a boundary after all.I'd say they were boundary markers for Sedgwick and Field.

Ice Glen and neighboring hillside were given to the town by David Dudley Field Jr. He also gave the tower, in memory of his daughter-in-law Laura Belden Field. The two used to ride horses to the tower, so the original trail had several switchbacks. The trail was modified a few years ago by Peter Jensen.
One of the present trail turns, halfway or more up, eliminated a path that continues through Sedgwick Reservation, more land given to the town in 1932 by Lydia Sedgwick in memory of her husband, Alexander Sedgwick. A legend on a boulder says: “This mountain side is given in Memory of Alexander Sedgwick to the Laurel Hill Association 1932.” To find it, before reaching the top, go straight and pick up an old trail. I wrote about it in Berkshire Edge, 23 April 2018. Bernie Drew

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