Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Request for photographs

From: Cindy Milligan
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 5:09 PM
To: SouthHadleyHistoricalSociety
Subject: Historical Photographs

I am an Interior Designer who is working on a Nursing Home in South Hadley for Wingate Healthcare. We are interested in displaying historical photographs of the town and would like to know if you have any available in digital format. I found some photos on Picasa Web Album, but you can only purchase prints. We have a standard format that we have professionally printed, framed and installed in each property.

A response would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to call me to discuss, please call...

Best regards,
Cindy Milligan

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Question re S. Hadley response to Lexington Alarm


Perhaps Sophie Eastman’s book would have something. Perhaps Graves Street in S. Hadley was named for Aaron Graves. Perhaps you could tell her that on behalf of the Society, in case she does not already know that.

Perhaps you have information about Ruggles that would interest her.

-Bob Judge


From: John Fjelstad
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 11:51 AM
To: SouthHadleyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
Subject: Question re S. Hadley response to Lexington Alarm

Hello SHHS,

I'm reading Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer where he describes how on April 18-19, 1775 multiple messengers sounded the Lexington Alarm, starting from Boston and extending out 30 miles in different directions, in less than 24 hours.

According to my family history, my ancestor Aaron GRAVES, of South Hadley, responded to the Lexington Alarm and enlisted April 20, 1775 in a regiment of minutemen lead by Col Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge.

Wonder if you could suggest accessible stories or accounts of how and when South Hadley received word of the Alarm and the people's response.

Thank you,

Wendy Fjelstad
817 N. Parkview St
Cottage Grove, WI 53527