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Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

"Westfield, a post-town of Hampden co., Mass, on a river of the same name, and on the Boston & Albany Railroad where it crosses the New Haven & Northampton Railroad, 10 miles W. of Springfield, and 15 miles S. by W. of Northampton. It is situated in a beautiful and fertile valley, and contains 9 churches, the Westfield State Normal School, a high school, 2 hotels, 2 national banks, 2 savings banks, 2 newspaper offices, and extensive manufactures of whips and cigars, paper, steam heaters, paper baskets, machinery, and numerous other articles. Its water-works cost $250,000. Pop. in 1890, 9805."

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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Westfield, Mass. New England Whip Co. Plant and Power House.

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Park Square, Westfield, Mass.

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Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes

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Park Square and Elm Street, 1905

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Dickinson Hall, 1906

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State Normal School

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Court St. from Day Ave., East, 1908


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The Sarah Gillett Home for Aged People

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Pavilion Hampton Ponds

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Trolley Terminal

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Elm Street looking N., 1909

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The Railway Station (1910)

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First Congregational Church

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Court Street from Park Square

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Park Square Hotel


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St. Mary's Church

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The Trolley Center, Park Square

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View along upper Court Street, 1913

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County Bridge

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Columbus Building, 1920

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Noble Hospital

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New Park Square Hotel, 1920

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Looking Down Elm Street, 1925


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The Westfield Athenaeum

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Barnes Airport, 1936

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Woman's Club, 1937

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High School, 1939

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Elm St., 1940

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Westfield Intermediate School
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History and News of Westfield, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1669 - Westfield founded
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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - July 26 - Twin cloudbursts of fifteen inches struck almost simultaneously at Catskill, NY, and Westfield, MA. Flash flooding resulted in enormous erosion.
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  • News  1841 - Horrible Accident on the Western Railroad
    We are informed by the Springfield Republican and Boston Transcript, of the details of a terrible accident which occurred on Tuesday, on the Western... Read MORE...

  • 3. WESTFIELD [Pop. 3,526. Inc. 1669.]
    This town was called Warronoco by the Indians, and Westfield by the English, because it was the most westerly settlement of the colony. It once... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Devoted Deacon
    Deacon J. H. Stowe, who died in Westfield, Mass., recently, is said to have attended more prayer meetings and prayed more than any other resident of... Read MORE...

  • Westfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Westfield is a large and flourishing town in the westerly part of Hampden County, 108 miles from Boston and 10 from Springfield. The Boston and... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westfield, a post-township (town) of Hampden co., Mass., on a river of the same name and on the Boston and Albany and the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - WESTFIELD HOTEL FIRE RESULTS IN 7 DEATHS. VAN DEUSEN INN DESTROYED BY BLAZE, CAUSE OF WHICH IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION BY STATE AUTHORITIES - IN ADDITION TO KNOWN DEAD, ANOTHER IS CRITICALLY BURNED.
    Westfield, Mass., Jan. 6. - (AP) - The death toll of the fire that destroyed the Van Deusen inn last night was definitely set at seven this morning,... Read MORE...

  • 1955 -August - During the second week of August hurricanes Connie and Diane produced as much as 19 inches of rain in the northeastern U.S. forcing rivers from Virginia to Massachusetts into a high flood.
    Westfield MA was deluged with 18.15 inches of rain in 24 hours, and at Woonsocket RI the Blackstone River swelled from seventy feet in width to a... Read MORE...

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