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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is North Adams, Massachusetts, USA? 

North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
North Adams was first settled in 1745 during King Georges War. During the war, the Canadians and Indians laid siege to Fort Massachusetts (located at the present-day Price Chopper Supermarket), thirty prisoners were taken to Quebec and half died in captivity.

The town was separately incorporated from Adams in 1878. The city is named in honor of Samuel Adams, a leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and governor of Massachusetts.wikipedia



North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Natural Bridge, North Adams
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

The Hoosac Range and Bird's Eye View, North Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street, Looking North. North Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Post Office, North Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

West Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Hospital. No. Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Public Library, North Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Monument Square. North Adams, Mass.

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle

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News  1846 - Fifty factory girls recently went sleighing in North Adams, Massachusetts. Only think of FIFTY emancipated working girls on a spree!

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
January 23, 1846
News  1868 - The operatives in the cotton and woolen mills in North Adams, Massachusetts, work eleven hours per day, and the average wages is six dollars per week.

The New Orleans Crescent
New Orleans, Louisiana
November 20, 1868
News  1870 - 75 Chinamen
CHICAGO, June 12. - A gang of seventy-five Chinamen arrived here from San Francisco, en route to...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Should have said Yes?
An aged woman in North Adams, Massachusetts, relates that many years ago, while attending a social...Read MORE...

News  1875 - Fatal Accident.
EDWARD McCRAW, foreman of a gang in the Little Tunnel at North Adams, Mass., was crushed to death...Read MORE...

News  1877 - Only 68 Chinese shoemakers remain at North Adams, Massachusetts.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana
May 5, 1877
1878 - North Adams, founded in 1878, its parent town was Adams

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News  1879 - Chinamen in a Riot - Scene in a North Adams Shoe Shop - Fighting with American Workmen.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., July 3. - About 10 o'clock this morning, Elmer Hewett, a pegger in the Chinese...Read MORE...

News  1880 - The Water Responsible
Some time ago a mysterious epidemic broke out at North Adams, Massachusetts, and for several weeks...Read MORE...

News  1880 - Nitro-Glycerine Works Explodes
The Mosbray nitro-glycerine works at North Adams, Massachusetts, have been blown up three times....Read MORE...

News  1882 - DEATH ON THE RAIL. RAILROAD WORKMEN KILLED AND INJURED IN MASSACHUSETTS.
North Adams, Mass., Oct. 21. - A terrible accident to a caboose containing working men belonging to ...Read MORE...

North Adams Massachusetts, 1890
North Adams is a flourishing manufacturing town on the Hoosac River, in the northern part of...Read MORE...

News  1898 - MILK DEALER KILLED. Charles Davis Thrown From His Wagon and His Skull Fractured.
North Adams, Mass., Aug. 30 - Charles Davis, aged 41, a milk dealer, was thrown from his wagon,...Read MORE...

News  1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The President [McKinley] was met at 2:30 o'clock on Church street,...Read MORE...

1906
North Adams, a city of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Hoosac River, near the W. end of the Hoosac...Read MORE...

News  1907 - PANIC IN THEATER AUDIENCE - EXPLOSION AT NORTH ADAMS.
Many Rush for the Doors at Empire Theater When Picture Machine Takes Fire - One Woman Trampled on...Read MORE...

News  1927 - Flood
...Northwestern Massachusetts also felt the flood. Property loss was estimated at more than...Read MORE...


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