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Shelburne (Shelburne Falls), Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

"Shel'burne, a post-hamlet in Shelburne township, Franklin co., Mass., about 36 miles N. by W. of Springfield. The township is bounded on the S.W. by the Deerfield River, and contains part of a village named Shelburne Falls. Pop. of the township in 1890, 1553.

Shelburne Falls, a post-village of Franklin co., Mass., in Shelburne and Buckland townships, on the Deerfield River and the Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad, 17 miles E. by S. of the Hoosac Tunnel, and 69 miles W. of Fitchburg. The river here falls about 150 feet. This village has a national bank, a savings-bank, a large manufactory of cutlery and hardware, a public library, an academy, 4 churches, and a silk-factory."

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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  • 1768 - The town of Shelburne is incorporated


  • 14. SHELBURNE. [Pop. 1,022. Inc. 1768.]
    Shelburne was originally a part of Deerfield, and was named after Lord Shelburne, a British statesman.

    This town is pleasantly situated on...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Shelburne
    This town was originally a part of Deerfield, called Deerfield North West. It received its present name from Lord Shelburne, of England. It was...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - A Passenger Train in Massachusetts Plunges 200 Feet Down an Embankment.
    The Cars Take Fire and a Passenger is Roasted Alive Without the Chance of Succor.

    Probably a Hundred Passengers on Board, and only Three Found...Read MORE...


  • Shelburne Massachusetts, 1890
    Shelburne occupies a central position in Franklin County, 113 miles northwest of Boston by the Fitchburg Railroad, which, follows the Deerfield...Read MORE...


  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Grammar School, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Exchange Street, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • 1906
    Shelburne Falls, a banking post-village of Franklin CO., Mass., on the Dcerfield River and on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - ENGINE DERAILED ON TRESTLE
    Narrow Escape From Bad Wreck on Boston and Maine Road Near Shelburne Falls.

    A narrow escape from a serious accident occurred Wednesday evening on...Read MORE...


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    View looking up Deerfield River, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Bird's Eye View, Shelburne Falls
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Bridge over Deerfield River, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Scene at Shelburne Falls, Mass., 1908
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Scene on Deerfield River, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Main St. Showing Baptist & Congregational Church, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Arms Academy, Shelburne Falls
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, Mohawk Trail
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    The Canal, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Scene from the Cement Walk, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Shelburne Falls House, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
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    Shelburne Falls Grange, Prize Winners at Charlemont Fair
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    Methodist Episcopal Church, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    The Stone Tower, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Shelburne Village, Mohawk Trail, Mass.
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    The Shelburne Falls. (1910)
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    New Depot, Shelburne Falls, 1912
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Power Plant 3, Power Construction Co., Shelburne Falls, Mass. (1914)
  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Windmill Inn on the Famous Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
  • News 1927 - Shelburne Falls Man Treated for Eye Injury
    With a wound piercing his eyelid and penetrating the cornea of his eyeball, Arthur Lamont of Shelburne Falls, and employe[sic] of the Boston & Maine...Read MORE...


  • Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
    Sweetheart Tea House, On the Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, Mass.


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Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)
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Grammar School, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Exchange Street, Shelburne Falls, Mass.


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View looking up Deerfield River, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Bird's Eye View, Shelburne Falls

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Bridge over Deerfield River, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Scene at Shelburne Falls, Mass., 1908

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Scene on Deerfield River, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Main St. Showing Baptist & Congregational Church, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)
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The Shelburne Falls. (1910)

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Arms Academy, Shelburne Falls


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Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, Mohawk Trail

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The Canal, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Scene from the Cement Walk, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Shelburne Falls House, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Shelburne Falls Grange, Prize Winners at Charlemont Fair

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Methodist Episcopal Church, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)
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The Stone Tower, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Shelburne Village, Mohawk Trail, Mass.

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New Depot, Shelburne Falls, 1912

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Power Plant 3, Power Construction Co., Shelburne Falls, Mass. (1914)

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Windmill Inn on the Famous Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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Sweetheart Tea House, On the Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, Mass.
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  • 1768 - The town of Shelburne is incorporated
  • 14. SHELBURNE. [Pop. 1,022. Inc. 1768.]
    Shelburne was originally a part of Deerfield, and was named after Lord Shelburne, a British statesman.

    This town is pleasantly situated on... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Shelburne
    This town was originally a part of Deerfield, called Deerfield North West. It received its present name from Lord Shelburne, of England. It was... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - A Passenger Train in Massachusetts Plunges 200 Feet Down an Embankment.
    The Cars Take Fire and a Passenger is Roasted Alive Without the Chance of Succor.

    Probably a Hundred Passengers on Board, and only Three Found... Read MORE...

  • Shelburne Massachusetts, 1890
    Shelburne occupies a central position in Franklin County, 113 miles northwest of Boston by the Fitchburg Railroad, which, follows the Deerfield... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Shelburne Falls, a banking post-village of Franklin CO., Mass., on the Dcerfield River and on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - ENGINE DERAILED ON TRESTLE
    Narrow Escape From Bad Wreck on Boston and Maine Road Near Shelburne Falls.

    A narrow escape from a serious accident occurred Wednesday evening on... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - Shelburne Falls Man Treated for Eye Injury
    With a wound piercing his eyelid and penetrating the cornea of his eyeball, Arthur Lamont of Shelburne Falls, and employe[sic] of the Boston & Maine... Read MORE...

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