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Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Lee, a post-village of Lee township, Berkshire co, Mass., on the Housatonic River, and on the Housatonic Railroad, 11 miles S. of Pittsfield, and about 38 miles S.E. of Albany, N.Y. It contains 5 churches, a high school, a national bank, and a newspaper office. Here are several woollen-factories and large paper-mills. The township has quarries of fine white marble, which is exported to distant cities. Pop. of township, 3900. It contains villages named East Lee and South Lee."

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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  • 4. LEE. [Pop. 2,428. Inc. 1777.]
    Part of Lee was taken from Washington, part from Great Barrington, and the rest was made up of tracts that had boen granted by the General...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Marriage Concealed
    A paper-mill operative in Lee, Mass., is the wife of a young lieutenant in the English army, who married her privately and sent her over the water,...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Stays Cold
    An ice house in Lee, Mass., is said to contain a quantity of ice packed in it seventeen years ago.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 19, 1870

  • News 1886 - A Raging Flood
    BOSTON, MASS. April 20. - A special dispatch, received about noon from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, states that the great dam at Lee, ten miles below...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Paper Mill Fire
    The paper-mill of John De Varennes, at East Lee, Mass., was burned on the 29th. Loss, $100,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 4, 1888

  • Lee Massachusetts, 1890
    Lee is a beautiful town between the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges, in the central part of Berkshire County, 162 miles from Boston. It is quite...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - Train Crashes into Wagon
    A south-bound express on the Housatonic Railroad crashed into a wagon belonging to Capt. J. S. Barnes of Lenox at Lee, Mass., yesterday afternoon,...Read MORE...


  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Lee, Mass., North End from Prospect St.
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    View of the Cove
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1903
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1904
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Marble Quarry, 1905
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Oaken Bucket, South Lee Road, 1906
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    High School, 1906
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    Franklin Street and Greenock Inn
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    Laurel Lake, showing Erskine Park
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    Lee Library
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    Columbia Mills
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    Central Fire Station
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Greenock Inn
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    North End from Prospect St.
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • 1916
    Lee, a township (town) Of Berkshire CO., Mass., on the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles S. of Pittsfield....Read MORE...


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    Congregational Church and Lee Park
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Big Arch Bridge, Jacob's Ladder Roadway, East Lee, Mass., 1924
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Episcopal Church, South Lee, Mass.
  • Lee, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street


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Lee, Mass., North End from Prospect St.

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View of the Cove

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Main Street, 1903

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Main Street, 1904

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Marble Quarry, 1905


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The Old Oaken Bucket, South Lee Road, 1906

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High School, 1906

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Franklin Street and Greenock Inn

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Laurel Lake, showing Erskine Park

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Lee Library

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High School

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Columbia Mills

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Central Fire Station


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Greenock Inn

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North End from Prospect St.

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Congregational Church and Lee Park

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Big Arch Bridge, Jacob's Ladder Roadway, East Lee, Mass., 1924

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Episcopal Church, South Lee, Mass.

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Main Street
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  • 4. LEE. [Pop. 2,428. Inc. 1777.]
    Part of Lee was taken from Washington, part from Great Barrington, and the rest was made up of tracts that had boen granted by the General... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Marriage Concealed
    A paper-mill operative in Lee, Mass., is the wife of a young lieutenant in the English army, who married her privately and sent her over the water,... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Stays Cold
    An ice house in Lee, Mass., is said to contain a quantity of ice packed in it seventeen years ago. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 19, 1870
  • News  1886 - A Raging Flood
    BOSTON, MASS. April 20. - A special dispatch, received about noon from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, states that the great dam at Lee, ten miles below... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Paper Mill Fire
    The paper-mill of John De Varennes, at East Lee, Mass., was burned on the 29th. Loss, $100,000. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 4, 1888
  • Lee Massachusetts, 1890
    Lee is a beautiful town between the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges, in the central part of Berkshire County, 162 miles from Boston. It is quite... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - Train Crashes into Wagon
    A south-bound express on the Housatonic Railroad crashed into a wagon belonging to Capt. J. S. Barnes of Lenox at Lee, Mass., yesterday afternoon,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lee, a township (town) Of Berkshire CO., Mass., on the Housatonic River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles S. of Pittsfield.... Read MORE...

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