Rock on Sharon's South Main Street Now Offers History Lesson
But, who added the text is a mystery to Sharon Patch.
On South Main Street, directly across from Shaw's Plaza, near the Interstate 95 sign, a rock now notes a piece of Sharon history.
Framed text on the rock identifies the site as "Wainman's [wagonman's] Ordinary [where a scheduled meal was served at a set price]" and notes it "began in 1636 when Connecticut settlers stopped by the nearby brook on 'the Roebuck Trail' [named for the many male deer] as it was located halfway [about 20 miles] between Boston and Seekunk [now East Providence, R.I.] on a difficult journey either by horse, wagon, or walking through heavily-forested and dangerous woods in the Dorchester wilderness."
The text offers more history, as well as some on Billings Tavern "[located just across the street]."
However, nothing obvious on the rock identifies who put the framed text on the rock.
Sharon Patch readers who can provide more information, historical or otherwise, are urged to share it in the comments section.