Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic) - Three Mile Hill
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

Three Mile Hill

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

"Brookside" Residence of Mr. W. H. Walker

Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic) - The Berkshire Inn
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

The Berkshire Inn

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)
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Where is Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA? 

Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
The Mahican Indians called the area Mahaiwe, meaning "the place downstream." It lay on the New England Path, which connected Fort Orange near Albany, New York with Springfield and then Massachusetts Bay. The village was first settled in 1726, and from 1742–1761 was the north parish of Sheffield. In 1761, it was officially incorporated as Great Barrington, named after the village of Great Barrington in Gloucestershire, England.

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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...

3. GREAT BARRINGTON. [Pop. 2,704 Inc. 1761.]
Great Barrington was once a parish of Sheffield, and was the shire or county town from 1761 to 1787, when the courts were removed to Lenox.

The town is well watered by the Housatonic and one of its branches.
Alum Hill and Monument Mountain are interesting to lovers of fine

The...

News  1863 - Drowning
A son of Mr. George Pinnco, a soldier in the 37th regiment, whose family live in the cottage on the grounds of David Leavitt, Esq., of Gt. Barrington, was drowned in the pond on the same promises, on Saturday afternoon the 16th inst. Mrs. Pinnco had not missed the child five minutes, when ...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Mr. David S. Draper, of Great Barrington, Mass., refuses to be qualified as Representative elect, on the ground that he was elected without his consent.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 29, 1870
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1886 - First Transformer
The first transformer demonstrated by William Stanley in Great Barrington. resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html

1886-03-06 - 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA

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1888 - The failure of the Berkshire Woolen Company of Great Barrington, Mass., occurred on the 27th. The mill employed three hundred hands.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 3, 1888

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Great Barrington Massachusetts, 1890
Great Barrington is an ancient and beautiful town lying in the southwesterly part of Berkshire County, 174 miles west of Boston. It is bounded on the north by West Stockbridge, Stockbridge and Lee; on the east by Tyringham, Monterey and New Marlborough; on the south by Sheffield; on the west by...Read MORE...

A runaway occurred yesterday morning which would have resulted seriously if it had not been for the bravery of the driver, Frank McGraw, who clung to the reins until the wagon was smashed into pieces. The horses were a spirited pair owned by W. W. Norton. They were coming down Castle hill, nearly a ...Read MORE...

A Motorman Killed, and His Wife and Child and Several Passengers Injured in Vermont.

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., May 20. - By the derailing of a trolley car on the Berkshire Street Railway at a point three miles north of here this evening Motorman Gladwin was almost instantly killed, his child...Read MORE...

Great Barrington, a banking post-village of Berk shire co., Mass., in Great Barrington township (town), on the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.. 17 miles (direct) SSW. of Pittsfield. It is situated in the picturesque Berkshire Hills and is a favorite summer-resort....Read MORE...

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immigrant flag  Selma Reinhardt (22 February 1839, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 1 July 1910, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic))

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