Join local historian Derek Strahan as he returns Springfield to its former glory, examining the people, events and - most importantly - places that helped shape the City of Firsts.
Author: Derek Strahan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
At the end of the nineteenth century, the U.S. Armory opened in Springfield, spurring rapid growth. With that golden age of progress came iconic buildings and landmarks that are now lost to time. Railroads brought workers eager to fill Springfield's factories and enterprises like Smith & Wesson, Merriam Webster and Indian Motorcycles. The Massasoit House Hotel, the Church of the Unity and the Daniel B. Wesson mansion once served as symbols of the city's grandeur. Forest Park grew into an upscale residential neighborhood of Victorian mansions. Join local historian Derek Strahan as he returns Springfield to its former glory, examining the people, events and--most importantly--places that helped shape the City of Firsts.
New England Then and Now is a photographic tour of some of the region’s most popular views, from fishing ports in Maine to the grand hotels of New Hampshire to clapboard houses in Massachusetts.
Author: Derek Strahan
New England Then and Now is a photographic tour of some of the region’s most popular views, from fishing ports in Maine to the grand hotels of New Hampshire to clapboard houses in Massachusetts. Vintage photos from a hundred years ago are paired with the same viewpoint photographed today. Despite the lapse of a century these classic locations have been beautifully preserved and have been photographed at the onset of Fall. Includes: Connecticut: Hartford, New Haven, Yale Maine: Bar Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Kennebunkport, Portland, Wiscasset, Old Orchard Massachusetts: Boston, Cambridge, Harvard, Marblehead, Rockport, Salem, Truro New Hampshire: Bethlehem, Manchester, Mount Washington, Portsmouth Rhode Island: Narrangansett, Newport, Providence Vermont: Brattleboro, Bennington, Montpelier, Rutland
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Massachusetts metro area lost 3 percent of its job base , while the Youngtown ,
Ohio region lost 5 ...
Author: Barry Bluestone
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Urban Experience provides a fresh approach to the study of metropolitan areas by combining economic principles, social insight, and political realities with an appreciation of public policy to understand how U.S. cities and suburbs function in the 21st century. The book is grounded in the real life experiences of students and their families on the premise that there is a fascination about one's own surroundings. It uses a great deal of historical and comparative data to explore the wide variation in how we experience urban and suburban communities. It addresses the changing role and function of U.S. metropolitan areas in an age of growing global competition and focuses on key contemporary problems facing cities and suburbs. The book introduces analyses from economics, sociology, and political science as useful tools to understand the evolution and current status of the nation's urban areas. The book will be a valuable text for urban scholars, public officials, and all those interested in understanding urban dynamics. A CD-ROM is packaged with the book containing census information from 1970 through 2005 for virtually every city and town in every metropolitan area in the United States. The data analysis engine on the CD permits the user to create tables and charts comparing municipalities across time with simple clicks of the mouse. Users can compare their own location or any other to others across the country, deepening their understanding of similarities and differences across urban areas.
Thomas Cooper (1617-1675) was among a party recruited by Francis Stiles in England to colonize Connecticut beginning in 1634.
Author: Agnes Thomson Cooper
Thomas Cooper (1617-1675) was among a party recruited by Francis Stiles in England to colonize Connecticut beginning in 1634. Thomas married Sarah Slye in Windsor, Connecticut about 1641, after which they bought land and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts. A carpenter, trader, and active public servant, Thomas lost his life to Indians while attempting to dissuade them from hostile action against the white settlers. Cooper descendants are numerous throughout New England.
27 Aug 1880 , Holyoke , Mass . ... Only those who hae lost their dearly beloved
children can realize the poignant grief of the father and mother in their being
compelled to look their last upon all that is mortal of their cherished daughter ,
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Thomas Dale Sr. was born ca. 1756 in Sheffield, England. He was drafted into the British Army and while on his way to Boston (as a prisoner of war) he chose to remain in America. Thomas married Harmony Gibbs. She died in the year 1810 and a year later Thomas married a widow named Abigail (Phelps) Briggs of Shutesbury, Massachusetts. Thomas died 14 October 1843 and was the father of three children. Descendants lived in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio and elsewhere.