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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Given the continuing need to cross the Connecticut River to attend town meetings, and east-west tension over resource allocation, the west side residents petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to be incorporated as a separate town in 1756. After a particularly contentious town meeting in 1773 which bounced between meeting houses on opposite shores and nearly resulted in a year-long government shutdown, proposals for partition were eventually sent from both sides to the colonial legislature. On 23 February 1774, West Springfield was incorporated as a separate town, with territory including what is now Agawam and most of Holyoke.
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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - Strathmore Deckle Edge Writing Paper

Mittineague Paper Company, Mittineague, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Strathmore Deckle Edge Writing Paper

Mittineague Paper Company, Mittineague, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall and Common
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Town Hall and Common
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - Old Day House
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Old Day House
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA - Genton Clothes
West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Genton Clothes

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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...Read MORE...

2. WEST SPRINGFIELD. [Pop. 3,626. Inc. 1774.]
West Springfield was originally a part of Springfield.

It is divided by Westfield...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Proud of his accomplishment
An enterprising son of four years, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, told his mother in great...Read MORE...

West Springfield Massachusetts, 1890
West Springfield, in the centre of Hampden County, extends along the west bank of the Connecticut...Read MORE...

1906
West Springfield, a village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township (town), on the...Read MORE...

News  1907 - Boy Recovering
WEST SPRINGFIELD.
Timothy O'Keefe, the seven-year-old boy who received bad cuts on the forehead...Read MORE...

1914 - The Eastern States Exposition was established in 1914. In 1967, it became known as "The Big E".


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1771
Stephen BODURTHA (22 March 1746 - 22 January 1803) & Eleanor WORTHINGTON (23 July 1754 - 7 April 1820)
married 15 August 1771

1821
Alpheus BLISS (1 May 1795 - ) & Sally HULL (10 June 1803 - 16 April 1874)
married 17 February 1821

1891
Herman August CROUSS (16 March 1863 - 29 October 1896) & Carrie Louise SCOTT (May 1867 - 8 December 1946)
married 26 November 1891

1901
Albert Warren RANDALL (1863 - bef. 1920) & Carrie Louise SCOTT (May 1867 - 8 December 1946)
married 15 May 1901

1924
Theodore Austin CROUSS (29 April 1895 - 10 April 1966) & Hilda May GIROUX (16 September 1898 - 4 March 1991)
married 1924
 

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