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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA
Pocumtuck Indians first settled and originally inhabited the Greenfield area. Native American artifacts found in the area have been dated between 7,000 to 9,000 years BCE. The Pocumtucks planted field crops and fished local rivers but were wiped out by the Mohawks in 1664. Thereafter, the newly unoccupied area — being the eastern terminus of the Mohawk Trail, a principal route for Native American trade traveling west into New York — 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, Massachusetts, USA - East Main Street, Greenfield, Mass.
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Main Street Looking West. Greenfield, Mass.
Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - Mansion House. Greenfield, Mass.
Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - Franklin County Hospital. Greenfield, Mass.
Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

Franklin County Hospital. Greenfield, Mass.

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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...Read MORE...

1848 - Greenfield
This town was formerly a part of Deerfield. It was incorporated as a town in 1753. Rev. Edward...Read MORE...

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

Greenfield Massachusetts, 1890
GREENFIELD, the shire town of Franklin County, is one of the most charming towns in the Connecticut ...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 ...Read MORE...

1916
Greenfield, a post-village, capital of Franklin co., Mass., in Greenfield township (town), near the ...Read MORE...

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

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1908
Buell Melvin ROBB (24 May 1878 - 19 December 1913) & Mary Louise BONNEVILLE (abt. 1886 - )
married 15 January 1908

1932
Aldey Conrad DOREY (15 May 1910 - 9 September 1999) & Anna Mary WILLETT (22 April 1915 - 25 December 1988)
married 1932

1939
Ralph Elton MENARD (17 March 1905 - 14 June 1987) & Catherine Ida AKEY (9 August 1914 - 18 April 2011)
married 1939
 

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