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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

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Where is Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA? 

Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
The Mahican Indians called the area Mahaiwe, meaning "the place downstream." It lay on the New England Path, which connected Fort Orange near Albany, New York with Springfield and then Massachusetts Bay. The village was first settled in 1726, and from 1742–1761 was the north parish of Sheffield. In 1761, it was officially incorporated as Great Barrington, named after the village of Great Barrington in Gloucestershire, England.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic) - Three Mile Hill
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

Three Mile Hill
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

"Brookside" Residence of Mr. W. H. Walker
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic) - The Berkshire Inn
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

The Berkshire Inn

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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...

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...Read MORE...

News  1863 - Drowning
A son of Mr. George Pinnco, a soldier in the 37th regiment, whose family live in the...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...

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...Read MORE...

A runaway occurred yesterday morning which would have resulted seriously if it had not been for the ...Read MORE...

A Motorman Killed, and His Wife and Child and Several Passengers Injured in Vermont.

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Great Barrington, a banking post-village of Berk shire co., Mass., in Great Barrington township...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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immigrant flag  Selma REINHARDT (22 February 1839, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 1 July 1910, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic))

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Cemeteries in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

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