The town ...

Tuesday, March 06
... was named for British War Minister Lord (Viscount) Barrington. There's also a Great Barrington and adjoining Little Barrington in Gloucestershire, England. ... was along General Henry Knox's route to transport the cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to the Siege of Boston in the winter of 1776. ... was written about in "Great Barrington: Great Town, Great History" by author and historian Bernard A. Drew and published in 1999 by the Great Barrington Historical Society. ... has served as a location in three Hollywood movies: "Pretty Poison" (1968), starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, at a former rooming house, gas station and nearby mill along the Housatonic (now E. Caligari & Son Home Decorating Center); "Alice's Restaurant" (1969), starring Arlo Guthrie and James Broderick, at the Old Trinity Church since known as Arlo's Church; and "The Cider House Rules" (1999), starring Tobey Maguire and Michael Caine, which included scenes in Great Barrington and Lenox. ... is served by the Berkshire Hills School District, including Monument Mountain Regional High School and the recently opened complex of Monument Valley Middle School and Muddy Brook Elementary School. Private schools include Rudolf Steiner, the John Dewey Academy, and the Eagleton School. ... has two libraries, the recently renovated Mason Library on Main Street, and the Ramsdell Library in the village of Housatonic. The Mason Library contains more than 60,000 books, 3,000 videos and nearly 2,000 audio books and related materials.


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