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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - 1908 Court Square
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard) - Y.M.C.A. Building
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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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1636 - Springfield founded

www.wikipedia.org
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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, Massachusetts and used by George Washington's army on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day) to free Boston from British control during the American...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 1786 and 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels (called Shaysites) in rising up against perceived economic injustices by Massachusetts, and later on attempted to...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.

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

The township was originally very extensive, including Longmeadow, Wilbraham, and Ludlow, on the eastern side of Connecticut River; West Springfield, Westfield, and Southwick, on the western side; with Suflield, Enfield, and Somers, which fell ...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 had just left for Hartford, and were just coming in from New-York, when about 300 feet of the roof was lifted off and scattered about in the streets, crushing several adjacent roofs, and demolishing...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 wooden building on Main-street in this city, occupied by JAMES MALLY, dry goods dealer, and GEORGE M. LAW, clothing warehouse. The ? destroyed, and the fire spread to the Music Hall block, a brick...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 Express and Massachusetts. Mutual Life Insurance Company, and in a short time the flames enveloped the block. The heat became so intense that the compositors in the Springfield Republican office, the...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 Daily Union office and building yesterday. A great deal of adverse criticism is heard on all sides regarding the bungling work of the hook and ladder men, and also what seems the criminal negligence in...Read MORE...


Springfield Massachusetts, 1890
SPRINGFIELD, the capital of Hampden County, is a beautiful, industrial, and progressive city, in latitude 42° 6' 4'', north and longitude 72° 35' 45'', west, 98 miles southwest of Boston by the Boston and Albany Railroad, having a population of 37,575. It is finely situated on the east bank of the...Read MORE...


1891 - First Basketball Game
First basketball game played in Springfield
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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."

www.wikipedia.org
January 15, 1892
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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 Amos Alonzo Stagg. A crowd of 200 spectators watches the game.
www.wikipedia.org
March 11, 1892
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News  1893 - September 21 - First Gasoline-Powered Automobile
The first successful gasoline-powered automobile was perfected by Charles and Frank Duryea in Springfield.

September 21 – Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea drive the first gasoline-powered motorcar in America on public roads in Springfield, Massachusetts.

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
September 21, 1893
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News  1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter & Co., about 12:30 this morning, and that, with one adjoining, are burning. The firemen expect to hold the flames in these two buildings, although the result is in doubt.

Henry Dickinson is half...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 o'clock to-night gutted the block and caused a loss of between $80,000 and $100,000.

The fire is supposed to have started in the Acme Laundry, and had gained such headway before it was discovered...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 the train on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, due in this city at 7:16 last evening, were surprised and shaken up by the sudden crashing of five windows on one side of the car and the...Read MORE...



1906
Springfield, a city and seat of justice of Hampden co., Mass., is situated on the left bank of the Connecticut River, here crossed by several bridges, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford, the Boston and Albany and other railroads... Springfield is one of the handsomest towns in the state. 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 buildings and covering nearly an acre of ground, was destroyed by fire to-day, causing a loss estimated at $1,000,000. No one was injured.

The fire started from spontaneous combustion among some...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 yesterday afternoon by jumping from a car which was being switched in the local freight yard. The car collided with another one, the forward trucks leaving the rails and the end being crushed like an...Read MORE...


News  1910 - TEAMS STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE.
The heavy automobile truck used by the New England telephone company to carry supplies for the linemen collided with two teams at the corner of Chestnut and Sharon streets Tuesday morning and seriously injured one of the horses. The auto skidded and struck first a team owned by Nicholas Zeo,...Read MORE...


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

Springfield, Mass., March 15 - Two mail clerks and an engineer were seriously injured today when the New York express, bound for Springfield from New York on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, jumped the...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
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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 and when 10,000 spectators stampeded in panic, scores were trampled.

Failure of power and telephone service left doctors to perform emergency operations by search light and cut residents of many...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 were evacuated from a housing project as a precautionary measure. They were bedded in a school on cots and blankets furnished by the Red Cross...

The Troy Record
Troy, New York
September 15, 1944
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News  1968 - February 17 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

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