Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - The Falls, Chicopee Falls, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

The Falls, Chicopee Falls, Mass.

Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - 1907 Springfield Street looking North, Chicopee, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1907 Springfield Street looking North, Chicopee, Mass.

Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - Administration Building, Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

Administration Building, Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, Mass.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA? 

Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
In 1636, William Pynchon purchased land from the Agawam Indians on the east side of the Connecticut River and moved from Roxbury to Springfield to found the first settlement in the area that comprises the territory of today's Chicopee Center (Cabotville). Both Cabotville and the Falls began as manufacturing centers (villages).

According to local historian Charles J. Seaver, the area above the falls was first settled in 1660. The land purchased from the Indians was divided into districts. Nayasett (Nipmuc for "at the small point / angle") was the name given to Chicopee Center and Chicopee Falls. The settlement in the upper district was at Skipmuck (possibly based on Nipmuc "Skipmaug," meaning "chief fishing place" or "Shipmuck," meaning "big watery place"), a place above the falls on the south side of the river.

...The communities of Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, Willimansett, Fairview, Smith Highlands, Aldenville, and Burnett Road are located in the city.wikipedia

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News  1854 - Fire at Chicopee - Four Lives Lost.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Friday, July 28. A dwelling-house, belonging to A. Bullens and occupied by two Irish families, near the Junction Depot, at Chicopee, was destroyed by fire about 1 o'clock this morning, and four people perished in the flames. Two of them were named CANTY, aged respectively 9 and...Read MORE...

News  1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. Burning of the Chicopee Mills, Massachusetts - Loss $500,000.
SPRINGFIELD, April 15. - One of the most destructive fires in Western Massachusetts for many years broke out at 10:45 o'clock last night, in Mill No. 2 of the Dwight Manufacturing Company, of Chicopee, and before the flames were extinguished, destroyed both that and the mill adjoining, No. 1,...Read MORE...

Chicopee Massachusetts, 1890
Chicopee is an important manufacturing town situated on the eastern side of Connecticut River, in Hampden County, and about 100 miles west of Boston, from whence it is reached by the Boston and Albany Railroad and the Connecticut River Railroad; the latter passing through its villages on the river, ...Read MORE...

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 20. - Kasimir Obara and Szymon Galuszka, two Poles, were found dead in bed this morning in the parochial residence connected with the Independent Polish Catholic Church of Chicopee. It is supposed that they were drunk when they went to bed and carelessly built a rousing...Read MORE...

The paint-shop of M. I. Fuller, on Pine street, at the Falls, was almost totally destroyed by fire about 8:15 o’clock yesterday morning. Mr. Fuller was passing through the shop and stepped on a parlor match, which lay close to some turpentine which had been spilled on the floor. The whole place was ...Read MORE...

A fire broke out last night about 10:10 in Mendel Riner’s clothing store at 20 Springfield street, Market square. The flames started in the rear part of the store, near the stove, in which there was no fire. Several persons had been smoking pipes and cigarets just before the proprietor went...Read MORE...

Wooden Way Across the Connecticut Destroyed by Fire.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 12. - The old wooden bridge across the Connecticut River between Chicopee Junction and West Springfield was burned this noon. Sparks carried by the strong westerly wind set fire to a number of buildings in Chicopee,...Read MORE...

Chicopee, a city of Hampden co., Mass., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the Chicopee, and on the Boston and Maine R., 4 miles N. of Springfield. It has extensive manufactures of cotton and knitted goods, bronze statuary, hardware, bicycles, machinery, boilers, fire-arms,...Read MORE...

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Louis Charland (07 December 1886 - ) & Blanch Olivette Bernard ( - )
married 24 May 1910

Alcide Peloquin (abt. 1887 - ) & Anna Asselin ( - )
married 25 June 1912

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