Egremont, Massachusetts, USA - Olde Egremont Tavern
South Egremont, Mass.
Egremont, Massachusetts, USA

Olde Egremont Tavern
South Egremont, Mass.

Egremont, Massachusetts, USA - W.H. Wilcox Store
South Egremont, Mass.
Egremont, Massachusetts, USA

W.H. Wilcox Store
South Egremont, Mass.

Egremont, Massachusetts, USA - Recreation Hall, JUGEND BARN, So. Egremont, Mass.
Egremont, Massachusetts, USA

Recreation Hall, JUGEND BARN, So. Egremont, Mass.

"Jug End was another historic area in the extreme SW part of Massachusetts. The name comes from the German "jugend" meaning "youth". It lasted... Read MORE...


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Egremont, Massachusetts, USA
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Egremont, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

Egremont was first settled in 1722 by Dutch settlers from New York. English settlers arrived a few years later, and the town was officially incorporated by Massachusetts in 1761. It is unclear whether the town is named for the English town or for the first Earl of Egremont, whose title was created shortly after Egremont's settlement.wikipedia

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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...

18. EGREMONT. [Pop. 1,038. Inc. 1760.]
The soil is generally good, though somewhat mountainous, and the inhabitants are farmers.

Some small streams, that finally reach the Housatonie, water the town.

Many of the people of Egremont engaged in the rebellion of Shays, and this long destroyed the harmony of the town.

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EGREMONT, a township in Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, intersected by the Housatonic river. Pop. 1,038.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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News  1870 - A worthy farmer in Egremont, Mass., sitting at his fireside the other evening, was disturbed by a heavy, suspicious movement outside, and came to the conclusion it was a bear.
Peering through the darkness he saw a large black object, and he set his dogs on it, but the supposed bear beat them off. Getting his gun he leveled the animal, and found on handling the carcass that he had slaughtered his old and valuable black hog.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 15, 1870
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News  1884 - A Woman Returns to Life While on a Dissecting Table.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec 10. - A strange story has come from Egremont, among the Berkshire hills, near the New-York line. The town and the surrounding villages are in great excitement. The story runs that Estelle Newman, about 30 years old, died in Egremont in 1878, and, after the funeral service...Read MORE...

Egremont Massachusetts, 1890
Egremont is situated on the eastern slope of the Taconic section of Berkshire County, 140 miles south by southwest of Boston. Its nearest railroad stations are Great Barrington and Sheffield, on the Housatonic Railroad, eastward, — and Hillsdale, in New York, on the Harlem Railroad. It is bounded...Read MORE...

Egremont, a township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the New York line. Pop. in 1900, 758.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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America/USA  Harold Benjamin Wheeler (28 May 1903, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA - , )

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