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History of Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

The area was colonized as part of Deerfield by the English in 1686. In 1753, Greenfield, named for the Green River, was incorporated as a separate town from Deerfield.
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Greenfield includes: North Parish, Cheapside, and Factory Village.


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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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  • 1686 - Greenfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

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  • 1753 - The town of Greenfield is incorporated


  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Greenfield
    Greenfield, a post-township in Franklin co., Mass., on the Connecticut river railroad, 100 miles W. by N. from Boston. The village contains several ch...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

  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    "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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  • 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...


  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    High St. North from Main St.
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  • 1895 - Greenfield
    Greenfield, a beautiful post-village, capital of Franklin co., Mass., in Greenfield township, near the W. bank of the Connecticut River, and 2 miles a...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...


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    East Main Street, Greenfield, Mass.
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Greenfield Public Library
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    B. & M. R. R. Station
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street Looking West. Greenfield, Mass.
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Mansion House. Greenfield, Mass.
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Franklin County Hospital. Greenfield, Mass.
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    County Court House, 1906
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1906
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common, 1907
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    The Weldon Garage, 1909
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    All Souls Unitarian Church
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    Catholic Church
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Common and Congregational Church
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Main St. showing Franklin Savings Institute
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Weldon Hotel
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  • 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...


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    Armory, 1917
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  • Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Three Bridges over Green River (Railroad, Electric Railway and covered Bridge)
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    Poets Seat
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  • 1957 - July 1 - WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast

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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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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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High St. North from Main St.
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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East Main Street, Greenfield, Mass.
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street Looking West. Greenfield, Mass.
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Mansion House. Greenfield, Mass.
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Franklin County Hospital. Greenfield, Mass.
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Greenfield Public Library
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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B. & M. R. R. Station
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County Court House, 1906
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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High School, 1906
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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The Common, 1907
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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The Weldon Garage, 1909
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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All Souls Unitarian Church
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Catholic Church
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Common and Congregational Church
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Main St. showing Franklin Savings Institute
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Weldon Hotel
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Armory, 1917
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Three Bridges over Green River (Railroad, Electric Railway and covered Bridge)
Postcard

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Poets Seat
Postcard
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History and News of Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1686 - Greenfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1753 - The town of Greenfield is incorporated
  • 1845 - 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... 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...

  • 1854 - Greenfield
    Greenfield, a post-township in Franklin co., Mass., on the Connecticut river railroad, 100 miles W. by N. from Boston. The village contains several... 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,... 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... 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...

  • 1895 - Greenfield
    Greenfield, a beautiful post-village, capital of Franklin co., Mass., in Greenfield township, near the W. bank of the Connecticut River, and 2 miles... 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... 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... Read MORE...

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

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