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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall and Common
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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Given the continuing need to cross the Connecticut River to attend town meetings, and east-west tension over resource allocation, the west side residents petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to be incorporated as a separate town in 1756. After a particularly contentious town meeting in 1773 which bounced between meeting houses on opposite shores and nearly resulted in a year-long government shutdown, proposals for partition were eventually sent from both sides to the colonial legislature. On 23 February 1774, West Springfield was incorporated as a separate town, with territory including what is now Agawam and most of Holyoke.

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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 transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Massachusetts and used by George Washington's army on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day) to free Boston from British control during the American...Read MORE...

2. WEST SPRINGFIELD. [Pop. 3,626. Inc. 1774.]
West Springfield was originally a part of Springfield.

It is divided by Westfield River, and lies on the west bank of the Connecticut, occupying the whole width of the county.

Some woollen and cotton goods are manufactured here, but the town is essentially agricultural, and the...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Proud of his accomplishment
An enterprising son of four years, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, told his mother in great glee the other morning that he had made a nice fire in a bureau drawer, and he had. Prompt action, however, saved the house, and rendered unnecessary the presence of the firemen, who were about rushing...Read MORE...

West Springfield Massachusetts, 1890
West Springfield, in the centre of Hampden County, extends along the west bank of the Connecticut River, embracing a rich alluvial valley, flanked by wild and wooded eminences on the west. The West Springfield station of the Boston and Albany Railroad, at the village of Mitteneague, on the Agawam...Read MORE...

West Springfield, a village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township (town), on the Connecticut River and on the Boston and Albany R., opposite Spring field, with which it is connected by bridges. It has rail road-shops and some manufactures. Pop. of the town in 1900, 7105. The...Read MORE...

News  1907 - Boy Recovering
Timothy O'Keefe, the seven-year-old boy who received bad cuts on the forehead Wednesday afternoon while sliding on the school grounds, is recovering at the home of his parents on Lowell street. Dr. Syrett took stitches in the wounds and is attending him.

Springfield Daily Republican
Springfield, Massachusetts
January 25, 1907
Added: 11/7/2013 2:44:08 PM - 1  Updated: 11/23/2017 8:40:26 PM - 1

1914 - The Eastern States Exposition was established in 1914. In 1967, it became known as "The Big E".

Added: 11/19/2013 10:36:23 AM - 1  Updated: 4/15/2014 3:56:35 PM - 1

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Stephen Bodurtha (22 March 1746 - 22 January 1803) & Eleanor Worthington (23 July 1754 - 7 April 1820)
married 15 August 1771

Alpheus Bliss (1 May 1795 - ) & Sally Hull (10 June 1803 - 16 April 1874)
married 17 February 1821

Herman August Crouss (16 March 1863 - 29 October 1896) & Carrie Louise Scott (May 1867 - 8 December 1946)
married 26 November 1891

Albert Warren Randall (1863 - bef. 1920) & Carrie Louise Scott (May 1867 - 8 December 1946)
married 15 May 1901

Theodore Austin Crouss (29 April 1895 - 10 April 1966) & Hilda May Giroux (16 September 1898 - 4 March 1991)
married 1924

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