Sunday, July 5, 2009

South Hadley about 1854

Thank you to http://explorewmass.blogspot.com/ for the information below. At that blog, you can see other interesting similar information about other Hampshire County towns around 1854.

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"The Connecticut River was both partner and obstacle to settlers along her banks as witnessed by the existence of both dam and ferry in this detail.




























When the ink of this map was laid to paper, Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary, founded by Mary Lyon in 1837, was nearing the end of its second decade of dedication to the pursuit of higher education for women. Today, Lyon's dream - now known as Mount Holyoke College - is still going strong in South Hadley."

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