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Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA

"Great Barrington, bear'ing-ton, a post-village of Berkshire co, Mass., in Great Barrington township, on the Housatonic River, and on the Housatonic Railroad, 25 miles S. by W. of Pittsfield, 40 miles S.S.E. of Albany, and 28 miles E. of Hudson, N.Y. It is surrounded by picturesque scenery. . It has 4 churches, a savings-bank, a national bank, a high school, a newspaper office, manufactures of woollen goods and lumber, and 2 superior hotels. Quarries of good building-stone have been opened here. Pop. of the township in 1890, 4612."

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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  • 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...


  • 3. GREAT BARRINGTON. [Pop. 2,704 Inc. 1761.]
    Great Barrington was once a parish of Sheffield, and was the shire or county town from 1761 to 1787, when the courts were removed to Lenox.

    The...Read MORE...


  • News 1863 - Drowning
    DROWNED.
    A son of Mr. George Pinnco, a soldier in the 37th regiment, whose family live in the cottage on the grounds of David Leavitt, Esq., of Gt....Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Mr. David S. Draper, of Great Barrington, Mass., refuses to be qualified as Representative elect, on the ground that he was elected without his consent.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 29, 1870

  • 1886 - First Transformer
    The first transformer demonstrated by William Stanley in Great Barrington.
    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - The failure of the Berkshire Woolen Company of Great Barrington, Mass., occurred on the 27th. The mill employed three hundred hands.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888

  • Great Barrington Massachusetts, 1890
    Great Barrington is an ancient and beautiful town lying in the southwesterly part of Berkshire County, 174 miles west of Boston. It is bounded on the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - GREAT BARRINGTON. A SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
    A runaway occurred yesterday morning which would have resulted seriously if it had not been for the bravery of the driver, Frank McGraw, who clung to ...Read MORE...


  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
    Three Mile Hill
  • News 1903 - FATAL TROLLEY ACCIDENT
    A Motorman Killed, and His Wife and Child and Several Passengers Injured in Vermont.

    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., May 20. - By the derailing of a...Read MORE...


  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
    "Brookside" Residence of Mr. W. H. Walker
  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
    The Berkshire Inn
  • 1916
    Great Barrington, a banking post-village of Berk shire co., Mass., in Great Barrington township (town), on the Housatonic River and on the New York,...Read MORE...




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