The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 3, 2004


Where in Carlisle? Carlisle's "Iron Ranger"

photo Betsy Fell
Where in Carlisle would you find the item pictured here? The answer: at the Great Brook Farm State Park. This 3-foot tall cylindrical work of art was recently placed near the path to the ice cream stand at the State Park as part of the 2004 Iron Rangers Painting Program sponsored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Conservation Trust. Hand-painted by artist Julie Baer of Cambridge, our Iron Ranger features native flowers such as black-eyed susans, daisies, and purple coneflowers. Just a few of the other Iron Rangers in our area painted by other local artists include: a heron in its natural habitat (at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham), a salt marsh scene (at Sandy Point State Reservation in Ipswich), and a person sitting on a rock ledge overlooking the ocean (at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport). Other than being pleasant to look at, the Iron Rangers serve another useful purpose, which you may have already guessed: as receptacles for visitor donations.

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