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Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Chief Masconomet, for whom Masconomet Regional High School is named, was the sagamore or chief of the Agawam at this time. He welcomed Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop on his arrival in Salem Harbor in 1630. Masconomet deeded all the Agawams' land to Winthrop in 1638 in exchange for twenty pounds sterling. The English had settled within the bounds of modern-day Topsfield by 1643. They originally named their settlement New Meadows.wikipedia



Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Lamson Bridge Over Ipswich River, Topsfield, Mass., Built 1814

Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

"Parson Capen" House, Topsfield, Mass., 1684

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1803 - In 1803, Governor Caleb Strong chartered the Newburyport Turnpike Corporation, a profit-making venture that proposed building a toll road straight from Newburyport through Topsfield to Boston.
Proponents of the turnpike claimed it would be a far more efficient way between the two endpoints,...Read MORE...

1818 - Topsfield Fair
The Topsfield Fair was established in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society.
23. TOPSFIELD. [Pop. 1,059. Inc. 1650.]
Topsfield, before its incorporation, was a part of Salem, and called New Meadows.
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News  1868 - Interesting Marriage
The Salem (Mass.) Gazette says: "On Tuesday of last week Mr. Wm. Blodgett, a resident of Topsfield, ...Read MORE...

Topsfield Massachusetts, 1890
Topsfield is a pleasant old farming town in the central part of Essex County, 25 miles from Boston...Read MORE...

1906
Topsfield, a post-village in Topsfield township (town), Essex co., Mass., near the Ipswich River...Read MORE...


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