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Dalton, Massachusetts, USA

Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

Dalton was first settled in 1755 and 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. kids.kiddle.co

Included in Dalton are: Craneville, Daltonville, Glennonville, Jericho, and Kittredgeville.



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  • Dalton was first settled in 1755.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1784 - Dalton officially incorporated as a town.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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 money--U.S. currency, that is. The company became the sole supplier of currency paper for the U.S.... Read MORE...

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

    www.wikipedia.org

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

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1845 - DALTON. [Pop. 1,255. Inc. 1784.]
    This town was named after the Hon. Tristram Dalton, then Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    It is situated on the eastern branch of t...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Dalton
    Dalton, a post-township of Berkshire county. Massachusetts, on the Western rail road, 146 miles W. from Boston. It has several factories. Population, ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    DALTON, a township of Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, 125 m. W of Boston, watered by branches of Housatonic river. It has a level surfac...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 Berkshire County, 146 miles from Boston by the Bos...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Dalton
    Dalton, a post-town of Berkshire co, Mass., on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 5 miles E.N.E. of Pittsfield. It has 3 churches, graded schools, and manu...Read MORE...


  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    East Side showing Mill, Dalton, Mass. 1907
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    M.E. Church
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Carson Avenue Looking South (1909)
  • 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. - A whirlwind of public indignation that has alrea...Read MORE...


  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Home of Senator Crane and Where He Manufactures Paper for U.S. Money
    Dalton, Mass. Seen from the Train.
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Government Mill, Dalton, Mass.
    Paper used for United States money is made here
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Irving House
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Opera House and Library
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Natural Dam Wahconah Falls
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Wissahikin
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Craneville Park, Dalton, Mass.
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Zenas Crane's Residence
  • 1916
    Dalton, a post- township (town) of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 5 miles ENE. of Pittsfield. It has manufactures of paper, woolle...Read MORE...


  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Center Lake from Crane Trail
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Fred G. Crane's Residence
  • Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall


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Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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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 money--U.S. currency, that is. The company became the sole supplier of currency paper for the U.S.... Read MORE...

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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East Side showing Mill, Dalton, Mass. 1907

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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M.E. Church

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Carson Avenue Looking South (1909)

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Craneville Park, Dalton, Mass.

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Congregational Church

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The Home of Senator Crane and Where He Manufactures Paper for U.S. Money
Dalton, Mass. Seen from the Train.


Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Government Mill, Dalton, Mass.
Paper used for United States money is made here

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Irving House

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Opera House and Library

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Natural Dam Wahconah Falls

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Wissahikin

Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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High School

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Zenas Crane's Residence

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Center Lake from Crane Trail


Dalton, Massachusetts, USA
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Fred G. Crane's Residence

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Town Hall
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  • Dalton was first settled in 1755.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1784 - Dalton officially incorporated as a town.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • In 1801, Zenas Crane, Henry Wiswall and John Willard set up a paper mill along the East Branch of the Housatonic River.

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

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1845 - DALTON. [Pop. 1,255. Inc. 1784.]
    This town was named after the Hon. Tristram Dalton, then Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    It is situated on the eastern branch of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Dalton
    Dalton, a post-township of Berkshire county. Massachusetts, on the Western rail road, 146 miles W. from Boston. It has several factories. Population, ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    DALTON, a township of Berkshire co., in the state of Massachusetts, 125 m. W of Boston, watered by branches of Housatonic river. It has a level... 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 Berkshire County, 146 miles from Boston by the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Dalton
    Dalton, a post-town of Berkshire co, Mass., on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 5 miles E.N.E. of Pittsfield. It has 3 churches, graded schools, and... 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. - A whirlwind of public indignation that has... Read MORE...

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

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