Saturday, October 22, 2011

Grizzly Adams, Charlton, MA

This is the gravestone of Grizzly Adams.  He absolutely was a real person.  Born James Adams in Medway, Massachusetts in 1812, he went on to become a famous outsdoorsman and showman with P.T. Barnum.  He died in 1860. In the 1970s a television show was based on his life.

Grizzly Adams is buried in Bay Path Cemetery in Charlton, Massachusetts.


  1. I remember that show Grizzly Adams. I had a big bear as a pet as I recall. Thanks for sharing.

  2. He's my cousin :) Is it OK to download the photo? Thanks, Diane

  3. Diane, That's fine but if you post it anywhere on the internet please give a link back to The Symbolic Past blog. Thanks. Marian