Crocker Field Restoration Committee
Alvah Crocker
and the Early Years
The Olmsted Brothers
Storied Past
Microburst of 1989
Famous Visitors
Recent History

History of Crocker Field

Microburst of 1989

In 1989 a Microburst hit Fitchburg, touching down right near Crocker Field. At the Upper Common on Main Street a church steeple was blown off the roof, crashing down onto a nearby car, killing its occupant. The devastating winds took their toll on the River Street side of Crocker Field, uprooting many beautiful trees that had stood on the grounds for decades.