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History of Westfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA

Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

Westfield was a prominent center of the buggy whip industry, and the city is still known as the "Whip City." kids.kiddle.co

Westfield includes: Wyben (West Farms), West Parish, East Farms, Little River, Pochassic, and Springdale.


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  • 1660 - Westfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1669 - Westfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 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...


  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Westfield
    Westfield, a flourishing post-village of Hampden co., Massachusetts, on the West- field river, and on the Western railroad, 10 miles W. N. W. from...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...


  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Elm Street
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Westfield
    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 &...Read MORE...


  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Smith & Alford,
    Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
    Advertisement
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Westfield, Mass. New England Whip Co. Plant and Power House.
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Park Square, Westfield, Mass.
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  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Park Square and Elm Street, 1905
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  • 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...


  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Dickinson Hall, 1906
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    State Normal School
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Court St. from Day Ave., East, 1908
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    The Sarah Gillett Home for Aged People
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Pavilion Hampton Ponds
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Trolley Terminal
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Elm Street looking N., 1909
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    First Congregational Church
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  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Court Street from Park Square
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Park Square Hotel
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mary's Church
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    The Trolley Center, Park Square
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    The Railway Station (1910)
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    View along upper Court Street, 1913
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    County Bridge
    Postcard
  • 1920 - Westfield is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Columbus Building, 1920
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Noble Hospital
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    New Park Square Hotel, 1920
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Looking Down Elm Street, 1925
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    The Westfield Athenaeum
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Barnes Airport, 1936
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Woman's Club, 1937
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1939
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Elm St., 1940
    Postcard
  • Westfield,  Massachusetts, USA
    Westfield Intermediate School
    Postcard
  • 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...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Westfield, Massachusetts, USA


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Elm Street
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Westfield, Mass. New England Whip Co. Plant and Power House.
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Park Square, Westfield, Mass.
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Advertisement

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Park Square and Elm Street, 1905
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Dickinson Hall, 1906
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State Normal School
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Court St. from Day Ave., East, 1908
Postcard

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The Sarah Gillett Home for Aged People
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Pavilion Hampton Ponds
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Trolley Terminal
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Elm Street looking N., 1909
Postcard

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The Railway Station (1910)
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First Congregational Church
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Court Street from Park Square
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Park Square Hotel
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Mary's Church
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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The Trolley Center, Park Square
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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View along upper Court Street, 1913
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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County Bridge
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Columbus Building, 1920
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Noble Hospital
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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New Park Square Hotel, 1920
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Looking Down Elm Street, 1925
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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The Westfield Athenaeum
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Barnes Airport, 1936
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Woman's Club, 1937
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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High School, 1939
Postcard

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Elm St., 1940
Postcard

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

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  • 1660 - Westfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1669 - Westfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 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...

  • 1845 - 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...

  • 1854 - Westfield
    Westfield, a flourishing post-village of Hampden co., Massachusetts, on the West- field river, and on the Western railroad, 10 miles W. N. W. from... 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...

  • 1895 - Westfield
    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 &... 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...

  • 1920 - Westfield is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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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