WATERTOWN — On a late July afternoon in 1899, local businessman Henry D. Goodale received a telegram.

“Brookline, Mass., July 19. — Meet me at train due in Watertown 9:20 tomorrow morning.” — John C. Olmsted.

A vision dreamed, the future planned

John C. Olmsted (1852-1920), designer of Thompson Park. National Association for Olmsted Parks

A vision dreamed, the future planned

The 1903 mapped plan for “Watertown Park,” later to become Thompson Park. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

A vision dreamed, the future planned

In 2016, a ceremony at Thompson Park celebrated the unveiling of the North Country Honors the Mountain Monument. Watertown Daily Times

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Wow! This piece and the one that features the golf course are exceptional!

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