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GROTON — Continuing its efforts to inventory the town’s agricultural and historical heritage, the Historical Commission has identified two more areas where such work is needed.

“I think it’s going to be very interesting and very exciting,” said Chairman Michael Roberts at the April 18 meeting.

In line with the group’s previous efforts in conducting surveys of Groton’s agricultural, architectural and archeological sites wherein public money was sought to cover the cost of the work, so too will commission members approach the Community Preservation Committee for funding.

Initiated by a letter sent to the commission by a concerned member of the public, Roberts suggested to fellow commissioners that the group consider working to identify and record all of the barns in town.

“It behooves us to do what we can to document them,” said Roberts.

Underlining the need for such documentation is the fact that Roberts is unable to say just how many barns there are in Groton nor how old the oldest might be.

Over the years, many barns have been demolished or renovated with no record of their ever having existed. An inventory of such structures would help in keeping track of the remaining buildings.

With the aim of submitting an application to the CPC for next year’s round of spending proposals, Roberts committed commissioners to the impending project.

Similarly, a second survey intended to identify and locate all historical markers, monuments, and mile markers in Groton was also taken on.

A work team was assembled from volunteers among commissioners to hunt down the markers and draw up formal information sheets on each giving their locations, descriptions, and plans for keeping them maintained.

“I don’t want them to get lost,” remarked Roberts.

Although some of the markers and monuments are well known, many are not or whose locations are simply unknown. Thus, some research will need to be conducted in addition to a physical search of the town’s roadways off which most are expected to be found.

The ultimate aim, Roberts told the work team, was to identify all of the markers and monuments and have them officially documented among Massachusetts’ historic records.