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Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

"Greenfield, a beautiful post-village, capital of Franklin co., Mass., in Greenfield township, near the W. bank of the Connecticut River, and 2 miles above the mouth of the Deerfield River, 106 miles W. by N. of Boston, and 36 miles N. of Springfield. It is on the Connecticut River Railroad where it crosses the Fitchburg Railroad, 30 miles E. of the Hoosac Tunnel. It contains a court-house, 7 churches, 3 national banks, 2 savings-banks, a high school, 2 public libraries, and a newspaper office. It is a favorite summer resort. The township, which is intersected by Green River, has manufactures of cutlery, tools, boots and shoes, machinery, &c. About 550 men are employed near the village in the manufacture of fine table-cutlery. A part of the village is in Deerfield township. Pop of Greenfield township in 1890, 5252."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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"...On 19 May 1676 Capt. Turner led 50 garrison troops, supplemented by 100 untrained local volunteers, on a daring dawn attack on the main Indian camps at Peskeompsut. They killed Sancumachu, the Pocumtuck sachem, and about two hundred other... Read MORE...

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"Industrialist. A railroad surveyor and engineer, he help to start the Central Pacific Railroad and was one of the founders of the Transcontinental Railroad." findagrave.com

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High St. North from Main St.

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East Main Street, Greenfield, Mass.

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Main Street Looking West. Greenfield, Mass.

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Mansion House. Greenfield, Mass.

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Franklin County Hospital. Greenfield, Mass.


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Greenfield Public Library

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B. & M. R. R. Station

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County Court House, 1906

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High School, 1906

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The Common, 1907

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The Weldon Garage, 1909

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All Souls Unitarian Church

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Catholic Church


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Common and Congregational Church

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Main St. showing Franklin Savings Institute

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Weldon Hotel

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Armory, 1917

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Three Bridges over Green River (Railroad, Electric Railway and covered Bridge)

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Poets Seat

History and News of Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1753 - The town of Greenfield is incorporated
  • 3. GREENFIELD. [Pop. 1,756. Inc. 1753]
    Greenfield was once a part of Deerfield, and is now the county town.

    It is situated on the western bank of the Connecticut, and is divided ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Greenfield
    This town was formerly a part of Deerfield. It was incorporated as a town in 1753. Rev. Edward Billings, the first minister of the first Congregationa... Read MORE...

  • News  1853 - Congregationalist Dog
    There is a dog at Greenfield, Mass., who is strictly sectarian in his religious notions. His master is a Baptist, but the dog is a Congregationalist, ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    GREENFIELD, the cap. of Franklin co., in Massachusetts, 92 m. W of Boston. Pop. 1,756. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1882 - Destructive Tornado in Franklin County, Mass.
    A destructive storm of wind and bail passed over a portion of Franklin county, Mass., last Sunday evening. At Greenfield huge trees were uprooted, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - An Express Train Plunges Down an Almost Perpendicular Precipice.
    The Coaches Take Fire and the Wounded Passengers are Burned to Death

    The Disaster Caused by the Sinking of the Track

    A Partial List of the Injur... Read MORE...

  • Greenfield Massachusetts, 1890
    GREENFIELD, the shire town of Franklin County, is one of the most charming towns in the Connecticut Valley. It lies nearly in the geographical centre ... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - Franklin County - Greenfield - Fatal Fall from a Piazza Roof
    Mrs. Luke M. Thornton met with an accident yesterday morning while shaking a rug from the roof of a piazza at her home on Chapman Street and died from... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Greenfield, a post-village, capital of Franklin co., Mass., in Greenfield township (town), near the W. bank of the Connecticut River, 2 miles above th... Read MORE...

  • 1957 - July 1 - WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
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