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West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA

"West Spring'field, a post-village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township, on the Connecticut River, opposite Springfield, with which it is connected by 2 bridges. It is on the Boston & Albany Railroad. It has several churches and a high school. Its post-office is 2 miles from Springfield. The township, which contains the village of Mittineague, is bounded on the E. by the Connecticut River, and on the S. by the Agawam. It has manufactures of paper and cotton cloth. P. (1890) 5077."

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

West Springfield includes: Westside, Amostown, Ashleyville, Merrick, Riverdale, Mittineague, Storrowton, Tatham, and Paugatuck.
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  • 1660 - West Springfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1774 - West Springfield 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...


  • West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

  • 1845 - WEST SPRINGFIELD. [Pop. 3,626. Inc. 1774.]
    West Springfield was originally a part of Springfield.

    It is divided by Westfield River, and lies on the west bank of the Connecticut,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - West Springfield
    West Springfield, a thriving post-village of Hampden co., Massachusetts, on the Western railroad. 100 miles W. by S. from Boston, and 100 miles S. E. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Proud of his accomplishment
    An enterprising son of four years, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, told his mother in great glee the other morning that he had made a nice fire...Read MORE...


  • West Springfield Massachusetts, 1890
    West Springfield, in the centre of Hampden County, extends along the west bank of the Connecticut River, embracing a rich alluvial valley, flanked by ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - West Springfield
    West Spring'field, a post-village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township, on the Connecticut River, opposite Springfield, with which it...Read MORE...


  • 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
    Railroad Station, Mittineauge, Mass.
  • 1906
    West Springfield, a village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township (town), on the Connecticut River and on the Boston and Albany R.,...Read MORE...


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


  • West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
  • West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Y.M.C.A., 1910
  • West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Day House
  • 1914 - The Eastern States Exposition was established in 1914. In 1967, it became known as "The Big E".


  • West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Genton Clothes
    Main at Pitkin St.
    East Hartford, Conn.

    Riverdale Road
    West Springfield, Mass.


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Strathmore Deckle Edge Writing Paper

Mittineague Paper Company, Mittineague, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898

West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall and Common

West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Railroad Station, Mittineauge, Mass.

West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Day House

West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Congregational Church

West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Railroad Y.M.C.A., 1910

West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Genton Clothes
Main at Pitkin St.
East Hartford, Conn.

Riverdale Road
West Springfield, Mass.

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  • 1660 - West Springfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1774 - West Springfield 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...

  • 1845 - WEST SPRINGFIELD. [Pop. 3,626. Inc. 1774.]
    West Springfield was originally a part of Springfield.

    It is divided by Westfield River, and lies on the west bank of the Connecticut,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - West Springfield
    West Springfield, a thriving post-village of Hampden co., Massachusetts, on the Western railroad. 100 miles W. by S. from Boston, and 100 miles S. E. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Proud of his accomplishment
    An enterprising son of four years, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, told his mother in great glee the other morning that he had made a nice fire... Read MORE...

  • West Springfield Massachusetts, 1890
    West Springfield, in the centre of Hampden County, extends along the west bank of the Connecticut River, embracing a rich alluvial valley, flanked by ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - West Springfield
    West Spring'field, a post-village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township, on the Connecticut River, opposite Springfield, with which it... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    West Springfield, a village of Hampden co., Mass., in West Springfield township (town), on the Connecticut River and on the Boston and Albany R.,... Read MORE...

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

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

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