NASHOBA BROOK

PENCIL FACTORY SITE KIOSK


PencilFactoryKiosk Kiosk Artifacts

Now tucked in the woods on the Nashoaba Brook, this site was once a scene of great activity. It was here, in the 1800s, that Ebenezer Wood had a pencil factory. Wood "stands in the very front ranks of American pencil makers," according to Acton's Horace Hosmer, a contemporary.

The topics of the pannels include a discussion of early American pencil making, mills that were situated along Nashoba Brook, and river and uplands ecology of the area. Kiosk Unveiling

The kiosk was constructed by Jeff LeBlanc as his Eagle Scout project. The four panels were made possible by a $2,500 grant from the Department of Environmental Management's Greenways and Trails Demonstration Grant Program.