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Dalton, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Dalton, Massachusetts, USA? 

Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
Dalton was first settled in 1755 and was officially incorporated in 1784. The town was named after Tristram Dalton, the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives at the time of the town's incorporation.wikipedia


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Dalton, Massachusetts, USA - Bay State Paper Mill - Z. & W. M. Crane
Dalton, Massachusetts, USA

Bay State Paper Mill - Z. & W. M. Crane

"Crane & Co., Inc. is a family-owned papermaker known for its high quality stationery and for making... Read MORE...
Dalton, Massachusetts, USA - Carson Avenue Looking South (1909)
Dalton, Massachusetts, USA

Carson Avenue Looking South (1909)
Dalton, Massachusetts, USA - Craneville Park, Dalton, Mass.
Dalton, Massachusetts, USA

Craneville Park, Dalton, Mass.


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Dalton was first settled in 1755.

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1784 - Dalton officially incorporated as a town.

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In 1801, Zenas Crane, Henry Wiswall and John Willard set up a paper mill along the East Branch of the Housatonic River.

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By 1844, Crane & Co. in Dalton had begun producing bank note paper, which was purchased by banks all the way to Boston.

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14. DALTON. [Pop. 1,255. Inc. 1784.]
This town was named after the Hon. Tristram Dalton, then Speaker of the House of...Read MORE...

1859
DALTON, a township of Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, 125 m. W of Boston, watered by...Read MORE...

Dalton Massachusetts, 1890 A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts, with Numerous Illustrations Rev. Elias Nason, M.A.; revised and enlarged by George J. Varney. Boston: B.B. Russell. 1890, 724 pages
"Dalton, celebrated for the manufacture of paper, is a long, narrow township in the central part of ...Read MORE...

News  1910 - FATAL CRASH IN TROLLEY LINE MAY END ITS CAREER. Pittsfield Alderman Order Two Branches Closed. Dalton to Oust It? ALL OF 57 INJURED EXPECTED TO LIVE.
Senator Crane Complained to the State Board of Faulty Service Two Weeks Ago.

Pittsfield, Feb. 9. ...Read MORE...

1916
Dalton, a post- township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 5 miles ENE....Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1912
Clifford Horace FRALEY (30 August 1888 - 18 October 1981) & Mary Ann CALLAHAN (9 November 1889 - 6 April 1971)
married 22 October 1912

1946
James Edward FRALEY (4 August 1917 - 28 August 1984) & Helen O BORASKI (3 June 1921 - 16 February 2010)
married 28 September 1946
 

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