Gloucester’s connection with Thailand

Did you know Gloucester had a connection with Thailand. I found this plaque on my walk today.

 

 
 
This gold-framed gift from the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation to Gloucester on Aug. 30, 2009 at a city hall celebration of Gloucester’s designation on the “Trail of Thai Royalty in Massachusetts” shows Prince Mahidol coming to Gloucester in 1916 on his way to studying public health at Harvard.  He spent a lot of time at 3 Page St, which now has a commemorative historic bronze plaque. The Prince was father of the current King of Thailand — the longest reigning and most beloved monarch in the world, and who was born in Cambridge, MA in 1927 — the first monarch ever born in the USA
 
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Thanks to Amy Shapiro for the photos
From Amy-
Folks can see the full “Trail of Thai Royalty in Massachusetts” at http://www.thailink.com/ktbf

 

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