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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

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Where is Westfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
The area was originally inhabited by the Pocomtuc tribe, and was called Woronoco (meaning "the winding land"). Trading houses were built in 1639-40 by settlers from the Connecticut Colony. Massachusetts asserted jurisdiction, and prevailed after a boundary survey. In 1647, Massachusetts made Woronoco part of Springfield, Massachusetts. Land was incrementally purchased from the Native Americans and granted by the Springfield town meeting to English settlers, beginning in 1658. The area of Woronoco or "Streamfield" began to be permanently settled in the 1660s. In 1669, "Westfield" was incorporated as an independent town; in 1920, it would be re-incorporated as a city.wikipedia


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Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA (Wyben) - Westfield, Mass. New England Whip Co. Plant and Power House.
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

Westfield, Mass. New England Whip Co. Plant and Power House.
Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA (Wyben) - Park Square, Westfield, Mass.
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

Park Square, Westfield, Mass.
Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA (Wyben) - Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA (Wyben) - The Railway Station (1910)
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

The Railway Station (1910)

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1669 - Westfield founded

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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

1819 - July 26 - Twin cloudbursts of fifteen inches struck almost simultaneously at Catskill, NY, and Westfield, MA. Flash flooding resulted in enormous erosion.

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News  1841 - Horrible Accident on the Western Railroad
We are informed by the Springfield Republican and Boston Transcript, of the details of a terrible...Read MORE...

3. WESTFIELD [Pop. 3,526. Inc. 1669.]
This town was called Warronoco by the Indians, and Westfield by the English, because it was the ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Devoted Deacon
Deacon J. H. Stowe, who died in Westfield, Mass., recently, is said to have attended more prayer...Read MORE...

Westfield Massachusetts, 1890
Westfield is a large and flourishing town in the westerly part of Hampden County, 108 miles from...Read MORE...

1906
Westfield, a post-township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on a river of the same name and on the...Read MORE...

News  1936 - WESTFIELD HOTEL FIRE RESULTS IN 7 DEATHS. VAN DEUSEN INN DESTROYED BY BLAZE, CAUSE OF WHICH IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION BY STATE AUTHORITIES - IN ADDITION TO KNOWN DEAD, ANOTHER IS CRITICALLY BURNED.
Westfield, Mass., Jan. 6. - (AP) - The death toll of the fire that destroyed the Van Deusen inn...Read MORE...

1955 -August - During the second week of August hurricanes Connie and Diane produced as much as 19 inches of rain in the northeastern U.S. forcing rivers from Virginia to Massachusetts into a high flood.
Westfield MA was deluged with 18.15 inches of rain in 24 hours, and at Woonsocket RI the Blackstone ...Read MORE...


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