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Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Hancock, a post-village of Berkshire co, Mass, in Hancock township, on Kinderhook Creek, 8 miles N.N.W., of Pittsfield. The township has 2 churches, a tannery, and 3 woollen-factories. It is bounded W. by the New York line, and contains a Shaker village. Here the Taconic Mountains afford fine views of the Berkshire and Hudson valleys. Pop. of the township, 506."

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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Main Street Hancock Shaker Village (1907)

"Hancock Shaker Village began in the late 1780s, when nearly 100 Believers consolidated a community on land donated by local farmers who had converted to the Shaker movement. By the 1830s, with a great... Read MORE...

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Shaker Village, West Pittsfield, Mass.


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E. B. Estes & Sons' Wood Turning and Enameling Mills

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Shaker Gift Shoppe, 1910
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