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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is North Adams, Massachusetts, USA? 

North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
North Adams was first settled in 1745 during King Georges War. During the war, the Canadians and Indians laid siege to Fort Massachusetts (located at the present-day Price Chopper Supermarket), thirty prisoners were taken to Quebec and half died in captivity.

The town was separately incorporated from Adams in 1878. The city is named in honor of Samuel Adams, a leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and governor of Massachusetts.wikipedia


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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Natural Bridge, North Adams
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Natural Bridge, North Adams
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - The Hoosac Range and Bird's Eye View, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

The Hoosac Range and Bird's Eye View, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Main Street, Looking North. North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Main Street, Looking North. North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Post Office, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Post Office, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - West Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

West Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Hospital. No. Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Hospital. No. Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Public Library, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Public Library, North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - Monument Square. North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Monument Square. North Adams, Mass.
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle

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News  1846 - Fifty factory girls recently went sleighing in North Adams, Massachusetts. Only think of FIFTY emancipated working girls on a spree!

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
January 23, 1846
News  1868 - The operatives in the cotton and woolen mills in North Adams, Massachusetts, work eleven hours per day, and the average wages is six dollars per week.

The New Orleans Crescent
New Orleans, Louisiana
November 20, 1868
News  1870 - 75 Chinamen
CHICAGO, June 12. - A gang of seventy-five Chinamen arrived here from San Francisco, en route to...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Should have said Yes?
An aged woman in North Adams, Massachusetts, relates that many years ago, while attending a social...Read MORE...

News  1875 - Fatal Accident.
EDWARD McCRAW, foreman of a gang in the Little Tunnel at North Adams, Mass., was crushed to death...Read MORE...

News  1877 - Only 68 Chinese shoemakers remain at North Adams, Massachusetts.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana
May 5, 1877
1878 - North Adams, founded in 1878, its parent town was Adams

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News  1879 - Chinamen in a Riot - Scene in a North Adams Shoe Shop - Fighting with American Workmen.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., July 3. - About 10 o'clock this morning, Elmer Hewett, a pegger in the Chinese...Read MORE...

News  1880 - The Water Responsible
Some time ago a mysterious epidemic broke out at North Adams, Massachusetts, and for several weeks...Read MORE...

News  1880 - Nitro-Glycerine Works Explodes
The Mosbray nitro-glycerine works at North Adams, Massachusetts, have been blown up three times....Read MORE...

News  1882 - DEATH ON THE RAIL. RAILROAD WORKMEN KILLED AND INJURED IN MASSACHUSETTS.
North Adams, Mass., Oct. 21. - A terrible accident to a caboose containing working men belonging to ...Read MORE...

North Adams Massachusetts, 1890
North Adams is a flourishing manufacturing town on the Hoosac River, in the northern part of...Read MORE...

News  1898 - MILK DEALER KILLED. Charles Davis Thrown From His Wagon and His Skull Fractured.
North Adams, Mass., Aug. 30 - Charles Davis, aged 41, a milk dealer, was thrown from his wagon,...Read MORE...

News  1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The President [McKinley] was met at 2:30 o'clock on Church street,...Read MORE...

1906
North Adams, a city of Berkshire co., Mass., on the Hoosac River, near the W. end of the Hoosac...Read MORE...

News  1907 - PANIC IN THEATER AUDIENCE - EXPLOSION AT NORTH ADAMS.
Many Rush for the Doors at Empire Theater When Picture Machine Takes Fire - One Woman Trampled on...Read MORE...

News  1927 - Flood
...Northwestern Massachusetts also felt the flood. Property loss was estimated at more than...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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1896
William Ernest FEIGE (27 June 1874 - 18 December 1940) & Margaret E KELLY (February 1876 - 30 June 1965)
married 14 July 1896

1898
Albert Joseph FAIRFIELD BEAUCHAMP (24 March 1870 - 11 November 1953) & Elmina Loretta BOLDUC (1875 - 29 July 1945)
married 18 January 1898

1899
Alburn Morton GUTTERSON (19 September 1877 - 20 April 1946) & Lillian Maude FEIGE (24 December 1877 - 2 October 1953)
married 25 December 1899
Charles Henry SLADE (25 April 1872 - 28 November 1962) & Jessie Mabel FEIGE (9 July 1876 - 2 February 1971)
married 15 November 1899

1902
Henry F KING (abt. 1862 - ) & Mary Josephine MILLET ( - )
married 23 October 1902
William Edward VANSLETTE (VANSLEET) (13 June 1876 - 1932) & Mary L WOOD ( - )
married 1902

1917
Lodovico Carlo BENEDETTI (July 02, 1892 - May 28, 1970) & Mary Lucy GRAZIOLA (GRAZIOLS) (31 August 1887 - 6 December 1986)
married 02/12/1917

1926
James William SLADE (5 July 1904 - 9 October 1972) & Dorothy Gertrude DEPELTEAU (27 November 1908 - July 1992)
married 18 November 1926

1929
Charles Stafford SLADE (15 November 1906 - 29 August 1988) & Janet Dunlop Weild MCLEAN (24 April 1910 - 16 July 1998)
married 14 October 1929

1945
Gilbert Marcel DAVENPORT (May 24, 1919 - June 25, 1997) & Margaret Louise BENEDETTI (27 February 1919 - 13 June 2018)
married 05/08/1945

1946
Charles Joseph SIMONELLI (11 January 1918 - 31 October 1996) & Evelyn Regina FRALEY (16 January 1925 - 24 November 1992)
married 1946

1951
Robert Clayton SLADE (1928 - 1961) & Elizabeth Alice "Betty" TATRO (11 February 1930 - 5 November 2007)
married 15 September 1951
 

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