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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA? 

Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
In 1636, William Pynchon purchased land from the Agawam Indians on the east side of the Connecticut River and moved from Roxbury to Springfield to found the first settlement in the area that comprises the territory of today's Chicopee Center (Cabotville). Both Cabotville and the Falls began as manufacturing centers (villages).

According to local historian Charles J. Seaver, the area above the falls was first settled in 1660. The land purchased from the Indians was divided into districts. Nayasett (Nipmuc for "at the small point / angle") was the name given to Chicopee Center and Chicopee Falls. The settlement in the upper district was at Skipmuck (possibly based on Nipmuc "Skipmaug," meaning "chief fishing place" or "Shipmuck," meaning "big watery place"), a place above the falls on the south side of the river.

...The communities of Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, Willimansett, Fairview, Smith Highlands, Aldenville, and Burnett Road are located in the city.wikipedia


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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - The Falls, Chicopee Falls, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

The Falls, Chicopee Falls, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - 1907 Springfield Street looking North, Chicopee, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1907 Springfield Street looking North, Chicopee, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - Administration Building, Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, Mass.
Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

Administration Building, Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, Mass.

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News  1854 - Fire at Chicopee - Four Lives Lost.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Friday, July 28. A dwelling-house, belonging to A. Bullens and occupied by two...Read MORE...

News  1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. Burning of the Chicopee Mills, Massachusetts - Loss $500,000.
SPRINGFIELD, April 15. - One of the most destructive fires in Western Massachusetts for many years...Read MORE...

Chicopee Massachusetts, 1890
Chicopee is an important manufacturing town situated on the eastern side of Connecticut River, in...Read MORE...

News  1898 - POLES KILLED BY COAL GAS.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 20. - Kasimir Obara and Szymon Galuszka, two Poles, were found dead in...Read MORE...

News  1900 - CHICOPEE. PAINT-SHOP BURNED.
The paint-shop of M. I. Fuller, on Pine street, at the Falls, was almost totally destroyed by fire...Read MORE...

News  1900 - CHICOPEE. FIRE IN RINER’S CLOTHING STORE.
A fire broke out last night about 10:10 in Mendel Riner’s clothing store at 20 Springfield street,...Read MORE...

News  1903 - CHICOPEE BRIDGE BURNED.
Wooden Way Across the Connecticut Destroyed by Fire.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 12. - The old...Read MORE...

1916
Chicopee, a city of Hampden co., Mass., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of...Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1849
Ely STRONG (15 March 1795 - 10 December 1876) & Orpha Caroline SHELDON (11 December 1813 - 30 October 1903)
married 3 September 1849

1910
Louis CHARLAND (07 December 1886 - ) & Blanch Olivette BERNARD ( - )
married 24 May 1910

1912
Alcide PELOQUIN (abt. 1887 - ) & Anna ASSELIN ( - )
married 25 June 1912
 

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