Barre, Massachusetts: God's Wisdom: Giant Letters

Farmer John Harty has used bushes, pavement, and lots of white paint to send appreciative messages to heaven. The public is welcome to stand on the giant letters.

Address:
33 Harty Rd, Barre, MA
Directions:
From Hwy 32 in Barre, turn north at the town common onto School St./Williamsville Rd. Drive three miles. Turn left onto Gilbert Rd. Drive a third of a mile. Turn right onto Harty Rd, which leads to the parking area.
Hours:
Daylight Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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God's Wisdom

In 1989, farmer John Harty was inspired to build a tribute to God on his land. He grew tall bushes in the form of letters that spell out "God's Wisdom" that are visible from space. He also paved a large area in the form of a cross and painted the 10 Commandments on it in white. The paved area once serviced a small plane landing. It's also known as The Cross in Barre.

[Bruce Chester, 04/06/2013]

It's an impressive sight from the heavens, but some of its awesomeness is understandably lost to visitors on Earth. Opportunity for a hot air balloon ride partnership?


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