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History of Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

In 1895, William G. Morgan, of Holyoke, created a game called "Mintonette." The game is now called "Volleyball."

Holyoke includes: Money Hole Hill, Oakdale, Riverside Station, Rock Valley, Smith's Ferry, Springdale, Wykoff Park, Brightside, Churchill, Depot Hill, Elmwood, Ewingville, The Flats, Goodyear Park, Hasting's Heights, Highland Park, Ingalside, Ireland Parish, and Maple Terrace.


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  • 1745 - Holyoke is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1850 - Holyoke is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Hotel Hamilton. Holyoke, Mass.

    "...built around 1850 as a hotel called the Holyoke House. Located on Dwight Street, between Main and Race streets, it was later known as the Hotel Hamilton and was extensively remodeled and expanded around 1890.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Holyoke
    Holyoke, a post-village of Hampden county, Massachusetts, on the right bank of the Connecticut river, and on the Connecticut River railroad, 8 miles N...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - A Noble Pair of Horses
    Mr. Russell Wood, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, had a very narrow and miraculous escape from death last Tuesday. While coming down a mountain with a load...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Holyoke is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1874 - Dye-House Fire
    The dye-house of D. Macintosh, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, was burned on Friday night. Loss $5,000.
    The Emporia Weekly News
    Emporia, Kansas
    February 13, 1874

  • News 1875 - Another Summer Resort Burned.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 25.- 'Ingleside,' a well known summer resort, about three miles southwest of Holyoke, was completely destroyed by fire this e...Read MORE...


  • News 1875 - Burning of French Catholic Church
    The sad disaster caused by the burning of the French Catholic church at Holyoke, Massachusetts, still causes great gloom in that part of the country. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1877 - President Hayes Endorsed
    President Hayes was endorsed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Thursday evening, by an immense assembly of citizens, and in the exercises leading republic...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Fell Under Wagon
    V. V. Goddard, a brick mason, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, was instantly crushed to death yesterday morning, at South Hadley Falls, by falling under the...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - A portion of the Holyoke (Mass.) Envelope Company;s mill was burned on the 22d. Loss, $325,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • Holyoke Massachusetts, 1890
    HOLYOKE is a modern, enterprising and growing city, situated on the west side of the Connecticut River, and midway of the north side of Hampden County...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - February 9 – Mintonette, later known as volleyball, is created by William G. Morgan at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 9, 1895

  • 1895 - Holyoke
    Holyoke, a city of Hampden co., Mass., on the W bank of the Connecticut River, 8 miles N. of Springfield and 9 miles S. of Northampton. It is on the C...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - FIRE DESTROYS THE SUMMIT HOUSE ATOP MOUNT TOM.
    Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 18 - The Summit House on the peak of Mount Tom, near Holyoke, Mass., was totally destroyed by a blaze that could be seen for many...Read MORE...


  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall, Holyoke, Mass.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Second Level Canal, Holyoke, Mass.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    High Street, Holyoke, Mass.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Summit House, Mount Tom, Holyoke, Mass.

    "...The Mount Tom Hotel was constructed on the summit of Mount Tom in 1897, but it burned down three years later. Subsequently rebuilt, it burned again in 1929 and was never rebuilt..." wikipedia
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Looking Up Dwight Street From Main Street. Holyoke, Mass.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Holyoke, Mass. YMCA.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    3rd Lower Canal
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    First Level Canal
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library, 1905
  • News 1907 - MANY FINGERS CUT OFF. Two Accidents at Holyoke in Which These Valuable Members Were Lost.
    Yesterday was a bad day for Holyoke fingers. Nine were lopped off, as reported last evening, with outlying districts to be heard from. Fred Joyall, a ...Read MORE...


  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    View from Summit House of Mt. Tom showing upper station of Mt. Tom R.R.
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Trolley Road to Mountain Park, 1909
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Second Congregational Church, 1910
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Holyoke Canoe Club, Smith's Ferry
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Mt. Tom Railroad
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Casino, Seating Capacity of 3000, Mountain Park
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Restaurant, Mountain Park
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Interior Nonotuck Hotel, 1910
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Mt. Tom Golf Club, 1911
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Kennilworth Castle
  • 1916
    Holyoke, a city of Hampden oo., Mass., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, 8 miles N. of Springfield, on the Boston and Maine and the New York, N...Read MORE...


  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    B. & M. R.R. Station
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Presbyterian Church and Masonic Temple
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
    Tower at Scott Park, Anniversary Hill


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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Hotel Hamilton. Holyoke, Mass.

"...built around 1850 as a hotel called the Holyoke House. Located on Dwight Street, between Main and Race streets, it was later known as the Hotel Hamilton and was extensively remodeled and expanded around 1890.... Read MORE...

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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City Hall, Holyoke, Mass.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Second Level Canal, Holyoke, Mass.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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High Street, Holyoke, Mass.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Summit House, Mount Tom, Holyoke, Mass.

"...The Mount Tom Hotel was constructed on the summit of Mount Tom in 1897, but it burned down three years later. Subsequently rebuilt, it burned again in 1929 and was never rebuilt..." wikipedia

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Looking Up Dwight Street From Main Street. Holyoke, Mass.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Holyoke, Mass. YMCA.


Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Public Library, 1905

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First Level Canal

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3rd Lower Canal

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View from Summit House of Mt. Tom showing upper station of Mt. Tom R.R.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Trolley Road to Mountain Park, 1909

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Interior Nonotuck Hotel, 1910

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Restaurant, Mountain Park

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Casino, Seating Capacity of 3000, Mountain Park

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Mt. Tom Railroad

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Holyoke Canoe Club, Smith's Ferry

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Second Congregational Church, 1910

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Mt. Tom Golf Club, 1911

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Kennilworth Castle

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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B. & M. R.R. Station

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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High School

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Presbyterian Church and Masonic Temple

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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Tower at Scott Park, Anniversary Hill
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  • 1745 - Holyoke is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1850 - Holyoke is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - Holyoke
    Holyoke, a post-village of Hampden county, Massachusetts, on the right bank of the Connecticut river, and on the Connecticut River railroad, 8 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - A Noble Pair of Horses
    Mr. Russell Wood, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, had a very narrow and miraculous escape from death last Tuesday. While coming down a mountain with a... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Holyoke is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1874 - Dye-House Fire
    The dye-house of D. Macintosh, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, was burned on Friday night. Loss $5,000. The Emporia Weekly News
    Emporia, Kansas
    February 13, 1874
  • News  1875 - Burning of French Catholic Church
    The sad disaster caused by the burning of the French Catholic church at Holyoke, Massachusetts, still causes great gloom in that part of the country. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1875 - Another Summer Resort Burned.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 25.- 'Ingleside,' a well known summer resort, about three miles southwest of Holyoke, was completely destroyed by fire this... Read MORE...

  • News  1877 - President Hayes Endorsed
    President Hayes was endorsed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Thursday evening, by an immense assembly of citizens, and in the exercises leading... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Fell Under Wagon
    V. V. Goddard, a brick mason, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, was instantly crushed to death yesterday morning, at South Hadley Falls, by falling under... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A portion of the Holyoke (Mass.) Envelope Company;s mill was burned on the 22d. Loss, $325,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • Holyoke Massachusetts, 1890
    HOLYOKE is a modern, enterprising and growing city, situated on the west side of the Connecticut River, and midway of the north side of Hampden... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Holyoke
    Holyoke, a city of Hampden co., Mass., on the W bank of the Connecticut River, 8 miles N. of Springfield and 9 miles S. of Northampton. It is on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - February 9 – Mintonette, later known as volleyball, is created by William G. Morgan at Holyoke, Massachusetts.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 9, 1895
  • News  1900 - FIRE DESTROYS THE SUMMIT HOUSE ATOP MOUNT TOM.
    Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 18 - The Summit House on the peak of Mount Tom, near Holyoke, Mass., was totally destroyed by a blaze that could be seen for... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - MANY FINGERS CUT OFF. Two Accidents at Holyoke in Which These Valuable Members Were Lost.
    Yesterday was a bad day for Holyoke fingers. Nine were lopped off, as reported last evening, with outlying districts to be heard from. Fred Joyall, a ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Holyoke, a city of Hampden oo., Mass., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, 8 miles N. of Springfield, on the Boston and Maine and the New York,... Read MORE...

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Holyoke, Massachusetts Directories, 1888-90, 1892


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