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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

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Where is Springfield, Massachusetts, USA? 

Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Springfield was founded in 1636 as the northernmost settlement of the Connecticut Colony. In 1640, following a series of disputes, Springfield defected from the Connecticut Colony and joined the eastern, coastal Massachusetts Bay Colony. During its early existence, Springfield flourished as both an agricultural settlement and trading post, although its prosperity waned dramatically during (and after) King Phillips War in 1675, when Natives laid siege to it and burned it to the ground.wikipedia


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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - Webster's International Dictionary
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Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal 
May 1898
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

Webster's International Dictionary
G. &. C. Merriam Co., Publishers
Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
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November 1898
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

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Sold Everywhere
Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
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Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.

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December 1898
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

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Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.

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December 1898
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - View of Court Square from City Hall, Springfield, Mass.
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

View of Court Square from City Hall, Springfield, Mass.
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - Main Street Arch
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

Main Street Arch
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 1908 Court Square
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1908 Court Square
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - Y.M.C.A. Building
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

Y.M.C.A. Building
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - Barney Residence, Forest Park
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

Barney Residence, Forest Park

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1636 - Springfield founded

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THE HISTORY OF SPRINGFIELD, MA. AND THE KING PHILLIP WAR


THE HISTORY OF SPRINGFIELD, MA. AND THE KING PHILLIP WAR...Read MORE...

History of Springfield, Massachusetts


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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...

News  1786 - August 29 - Shays' Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
Shays‍'​ Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts (mostly in and around Springfield) during ...Read MORE...

News  1836 - October 24 – The earliest United States patent for a phosphorus friction match is granted to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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October 24, 1836
1. SPRINGFIELD. [Pop. 10,985. Inc. 1636.]
Springfield was called Agawam by the Indians.

The township was originally very...Read MORE...

News  1854 - The Destructive Gale - Its Effects at the East.
...The unroofing of the great railroad depot at Springfield is described of wind force. The cars...Read MORE...

News  1864 - Great Fire in Springfield, Mass. - Loss $106,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sunday, July 24. - A fire broke out broke about 12:30 on Saturday night in a...Read MORE...

News  1873 - MASSACHUSETTS. A TERRIBLE FIRE RAGING---THE SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN OFFICE DAMAGED.
SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 5. - A fire broke out this evening in the block occupied by the Merchants' Union...Read MORE...

News  1888 - THE SPRINGFIELD FIRE. DONOHUE, THE COMPOSER, IS DEAD, MAKING SEVEN VICTIMS IN ALL.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 8. - There is little to add to the story of the fire which wrecked the...Read MORE...

Springfield Massachusetts, 1890
SPRINGFIELD, the capital of Hampden County, is a beautiful, industrial, and progressive city, in...Read MORE...

1891 - First Basketball Game
First basketball game played in Springfield
News  1892 - January 15 – James Naismith's rules for basketball are published for the first time in the Springfield YMCA International Training School's newspaper, in an article titled "A New Game."

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January 15, 1892
1892 - March 11 – First basketball game ever played in public, between students and faculty at the Springfield YMCA.
The final score is 5–1 in favor of the students, with the only goal for the faculty being scored by ...Read MORE...

News  1893 - September 21 - First Gasoline-Powered Automobile
The first successful gasoline-powered automobile was perfected by Charles and Frank Duryea in...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter ...Read MORE...

News  1897 - FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD, MASS. The Opera House Burned and Two Persons Overcome by Smoke.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 5. - A stubborn fire which broke out in the Gilmore Opera House at 11:30...Read MORE...

News  1900 - PECULIAR RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
Passengers on 7:16 Train Last Evening Get a Little Shock.

The passengers in the smoking car on...Read MORE...

1906
Springfield, a city and seat of justice of Hampden co., Mass., is situated on the left bank of the...Read MORE...

News  1907 - BIG PUBLISHING HOUSE BURNED - Phelps Co., at Springfield, Mass., Sustain Loss Estimated at $1,000,000 - Spontaneous Combustion Started Fire.
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 28. - The entire plant of the Phelps Publishing Company, comprising four...Read MORE...

News  1907 - HURT BY JUMPING FROM CAR. Brakeman Thought Car Would Overturn and Leaped.
William H. Whalen, a brakeman employed by the Boston and Albany railroad, was seriously hurt late...Read MORE...

News  1910 - TEAMS STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE.
The heavy automobile truck used by the New England telephone company to carry supplies for the...Read MORE...

News  1910 - EXPRESS OFF RAILS
Two Mail Clerks and an Engineer Badly Injured.
ACCIDENT AT SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

Springfield,...Read MORE...

News  March 6, 1930: Clarence Birdseye's first frozen food appeared in grocery stores in Springfield, MA

The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
March 6, 1930
1935 - Friendly's Ice Cream is founded in Springfield

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1938 - "Long Island Express" - HURRICANE, FLOODS SWEEP NEW ENGLAND. 296 WERE KILLED IN STORM ALONG ATLANTIC COAST; PROPERTY DAMAGE ENORMOUS.
...At Springfield, the grandstand at the Eastern States exposition ground collapsed, injuring four...Read MORE...

1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...About one-fourth of the city of Springfield was without lights.
Also about 100 families there...Read MORE...

News  1968 - February 17 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

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February 17, 1968

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