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Adams, Massachusetts, USA

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Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Nathan Jones purchased the township of East Hoosac at auction in 1762 from the state for £3,200. The town was officially incorporated in 1778 as Adams, named in honor of Samuel Adams, revolutionary leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence and later governor. Much of the land had been subdivided into 100-acre (0.40 km2) and 200-acre (0.81 km2) lots. These were mostly farms with frontage on the Hoosic River, which over time would provide water power for woolen, cotton, lumber and plastic mills.
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Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Center Street from the Bridge. Adams, Mass.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Greylock Rest. Adams, Mass.
Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and Lovisa Brown. 

In 1830 thei
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Residence of W. B. & C. T. Plunkett, Adams, Mass.

William Brown Plunkett and Charles T Plunkett were brothers, sons of William C Plunkett and... Read MORE...

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1778 - Established
October 15, 1778, Adams established as a town.
News  1839 - Flourishing
A letter from a manufacturer in Adams, Mass., to a gentleman in this city, says that the business...Read MORE...

2. ADAMS. [Pop. 3,703. Inc. 1778.]
It was called East Hoosick or Hoosack, until it was incorporated, and named after the patriot...Read MORE...

1859
ADAMS, a town of Massachusetts, U.S., 20 m. N of Pittsfield, 40 E of Albany, on the Hoosack rivers. ...Read MORE...

1878 - Town Split
April 16, 1878, part of Adams established as North Adams.

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Adams, Massachusetts, 1890
Adams (so named in honor of the patriot Samuel Adams) is an important and flourishing agricultural...Read MORE...

News  1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams....Read MORE...

News  1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The vacation which President and Mrs. McKinley have been enjoying here as...Read MORE...

News  1902 - Wind Storm
Adams, Mass., March 20. - A high wind which had prevailed all Tuesday night suddenly assumed...Read MORE...

1916
Adams, a banking post-village and township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany ...Read MORE...

News  1943 - Boy Drowns At Adams
Herman Olekskiewicz, jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Olekskiewicz, of Adams, Mass., was drowned...Read MORE...


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