Lost Springfield Massachusetts

Lost Springfield  Massachusetts

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

ISBN: 9781467136662

Category: History

Page: 158

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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.
Categories: History



Thomas Cooper (1617-1675) was among a party recruited by Francis Stiles in England to colonize Connecticut beginning in 1634.

Author: Agnes Thomson Cooper


ISBN: WISC:89066038142

Category: New England

Page: 277

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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.
Categories: New England

Becoming Dr Seuss

Becoming Dr  Seuss

Other information comes from a document titled "The Geisel Families of
Springfield, MA." by Christopher C. Broderick, held at the ... For more information,
see Derek Strahan, Lost Springfield Massachusetts. (Charleston, South Carolina.
History ...

Author: Brian Jay Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524742805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic, his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and so many more, are his troupe of beloved, and uniquely Seussian, creations. Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books—remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Agonizing over word choices and rhymes, touching up drawings sometimes for years, he upheld a rigorous standard of perfection for his work. Geisel took his responsibility as a writer for children seriously, talking down to no reader, no matter how small. And with classics like Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Geisel delighted them while they learned. Suddenly, reading became fun. Coming right off the heels of George Lucas and bestselling Jim Henson, Brian Jay Jones is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Where I Lost Her

Where I Lost Her

“In Massachusetts. It appears our friend Sharp's last known residence was in
Springfield, Mass.” “Springfield?” I repeat. “Just about ten minutes down I-91 from
Holyoke. He dis- charged parole six months ago. After that he was clear to leave

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758290564

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“Spellbinding. I loved everything about Where I Lost Her.”—Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl In her page-turning new novel, T. Greenwood follows one woman's journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve, as she searches for the truth about a missing child. Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple of the New York publishing world--happy, in love, planning a family. Failed fertility treatments and a heartbreaking attempt at adoption have fractured their marriage and left Tess edgy and adrift. A visit to friends in rural Vermont throws Tess's world into further chaos when she sees a young, half-dressed child in the middle of the road, who then runs into the woods like a frightened deer. The entire town begins searching for the little girl. But there are no sightings, no other witnesses, no reports of missing children. As local police and Jake point out, Tess's imagination has played her false before. And yet Tess is compelled to keep looking, not only to save the little girl she can't forget but to salvage her broken heart as well. Blending her trademark lyrical prose with a superbly crafted and suspenseful narrative, Where I Lost Her is a gripping, haunting novel from a remarkable storyteller.
Categories: Fiction

History of East Brimfield and the Lost Village

History of East Brimfield and the Lost Village

George was born in Springfield, MA in 1893. Marjorie was the sister of Albert
Smith noted earlier and born about 1894. The Barrs stayed in Springfield until
about 1915. Edgar was the son of Edwin C and Adaline (Stone) Barr of

Author: John Mahitka Jr.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781684712076

Category: History


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The Quinebaug River, which sources near East Brimfield MA is the focal point of the story. It begins in the 1700’s, and includes historical information on indigenous people. The book takes you on a fascinating fact laden trip through time of the people of East Brimfield and what is now its Lost Village. The book integrates the general history of the region with the local flavor of the life span of a quaint community of New Englanders. The interesting narrative incorporates how it prospers through the Industrial Revolution, the stage and trolley days on into the 20th century, and survived the Great Depression. The authors document the village’s eventual demise at the hands of mother nature and public policy. They describe life as it was, and explain how the sinking of the Titanic was a pivotal part of East Brimfield’s history. The authors describe the beautiful environment the land held for those who lived there. The book includes accounts of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other unusual events.
Categories: History

The Freedoms We Lost

The Freedoms We Lost

Thomas Cushing to Robert Treat Paine, June 10, 1776, in Robert Treat Paine
Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. 38. Boston ... (Springfield, MA:
Samuel Bowles, 1855), 1:216–17, on the Northampton convention. Cf. James ...

Author: Barbara Clark Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595585974

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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A brilliant and original examination of American freedom as it existed before the Revolution, from the Smithsonian’s curator of social history. The American Revolution is widely understood—by schoolchildren and citizens alike—as having ushered in “freedom” as we know it, a freedom that places voting at the center of American democracy. In a sharp break from this view, historian Barbara Clark Smith charts the largely unknown territory of the unique freedoms enjoyed by colonial American subjects of the British king—that is, American freedom before the Revolution. The Freedoms We Lost recovers a world of common people regularly serving on juries, joining crowds that enforced (or opposed) the king’s edicts, and supplying community enforcement of laws in an era when there were no professional police. The Freedoms We Lost challenges the unquestioned assumption that the American patriots simply introduced freedom where the king had once reigned. Rather, Smith shows that they relied on colonial-era traditions of political participation to drive the Revolution forward—and eventually, betrayed these same traditions as leading patriots gravitated toward “monied men” and elites who would limit the role of common men in the new democracy. By the end of the 1780s, she shows, Americans discovered that forms of participation once proper to subjects of Britain were inappropriate—even impermissible—to citizens of the United States. In a narrative that counters nearly every textbook account of America’s founding era, The Freedoms We Lost challenges us to think about what it means to be free.
Categories: Political Science

Lost Chicago

Lost Chicago

Springfield, Massachusetts, is inland; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is inland;
Chicago is not. To the New Englanders and New Yorkers who journeyed out in
the nineteenth century it seemed inland; seemed so because they had traveled
across ...

Author: David Lowe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226494326

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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The City of Big Shoulders has always been our most quintessentially American—and world-class—architectural metropolis. In the wake of the Great Fire of 1871, a great building boom—still the largest in the history of the nation—introduced the first modern skyscrapers to the Chicago skyline and began what would become a legacy of diverse, influential, and iconoclastic contributions to the city’s built environment. Though this trend continued well into the twentieth century, sour city finances and unnecessary acts of demolishment left many previous cultural attractions abandoned and then destroyed. Lost Chicago explores the architectural and cultural history of this great American city, a city whose architectural heritage was recklessly squandered during the second half of the twentieth century. David Garrard Lowe’s crisp, lively prose and over 270 rare photographs and prints, illuminate the decades when Gustavus Swift and Philip D. Armour ruled the greatest stockyards in the world; when industrialists and entrepreneurs such as Cyrus McCormick, Potter Palmer, George Pullman, and Marshall Field made Prairie Avenue and State Street the rivals of New York City’s Fifth Avenue; and when Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, and Frank Lloyd Wright were designing buildings of incomparable excellence. Here are the mansions and grand hotels, the office buildings that met technical perfection (including the first skyscraper), and the stores, trains, movie palaces, parks, and racetracks that thrilled residents and tourists alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of progress. “Lost Chicago is more than just another coffee table gift, more than merely a history of the city’s architecture; it is a history of the whole city as a cultural creation.”—New York Times Book Review
Categories: Architecture

Lost Indianapolis

Lost Indianapolis

... to Springfield, Massachusetts where, in 1811, James A. Nasmith nailed a pair
of peach baskets to the wall at his YMCA and threw an old soccer ball out onto
the floor. However, most believe the game was perfected the game in Indiana.

Author: John P. McDonald

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439630181

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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In 1816, the U.S. Congress decided to give the newly formed State of Indiana four square miles of land to lay out a capital city. Just where the capital city would be platted, however, was unknown. Four years later, the spot was finally chosen near where Fall Creek meets the White River. From that moment forward, despite a few bumps along the way, Indianapolis began its development into one of the nation's great cities. Over the course of that development, many buildings, companies, legends, and people have come and gone. While they are now only shadows of the past, they help to form the history and heart of Indianapolis.
Categories: Photography

The Lost One

The Lost One

The plane was bound for Westover Air Force Base in Springfield, Massachusetts.
He took with him only a toothbrush, a washcloth, a razor, and a 35mm print of Der
Verlorene, allegedly stolen, since he had no permission from National to keep ...

Author: Stephen D. Youngkin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813137001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 680

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Often typecast as a menacing figure, Peter Lorre achieved Hollywood fame first as a featured player and later as a character actor, trademarking his screen performances with a delicately strung balance between good and evil. His portrayal of the child murderer in Fritz Lang's masterpiece M (1931) catapulted him to international fame. Lang said of Lorre: "He gave one of the best performances in film history and certainly the best in his life." Today, the Hungarian-born actor is also recognized for his riveting performances in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Casablanca (1942). Lorre arrived in America in 1934 expecting to shed his screen image as a villain. He even tried to lose his signature accent, but Hollywood repeatedly cast him as an outsider who hinted at things better left unknown. Seeking greater control over his career, Lorre established his own production company. His unofficial "graylisting" by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, however, left him with little work. He returned to Germany, where he co-authored, directed, and starred in the film Der Verlorene (The Lost One) in 1951. German audiences rejected Lorre's dark vision of their recent past, and the actor returned to America, wearily accepting roles that parodied his sinister movie personality.The first biography of this major actor, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre draws upon more than three hundred interviews, including conversations with directors Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Frank Capra, and Rouben Mamoulian, who speak candidly about Lorre, both the man and the actor. Author Stephen D. Youngkin examines for the first time Lorre's pivotal relationship with German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, his experience as an émigré from Hitler's Germany, his battle with drug addiction, and his struggle with the choice between celebrity and intellectual respectability.Separating the enigmatic person from the persona long associated with one of classic Hollywood's most recognizable faces, The Lost One is the definitive account of a life triumphant and yet tragically riddled with many failed possibilities.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

Missouri Democrat, May 31, 1866; Charles A. Dana and James H. Wilson, Life of
General U.S. Grant (Springfield, Mass: Gordon Bill, 1868). 19. Badeau to William
W. Belknap, March 26, 1870, Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.; Historical ...

Author: Gary W. Gallagher

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109026

Category: History

Page: 240

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A “well-reasoned and timely” (Booklist) essay collection interrogates the Lost Cause myth in Civil War historiography. Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. Misrepresenting the war’s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. In The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history—creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography. “The Lost Cause . . . is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its various dimensions.” —Southern Historian
Categories: History

History of the Old High School on School Street Springfield Massachusetts from 1828 to 1840

History of the  Old High School  on School Street  Springfield  Massachusetts  from 1828 to 1840

GEORGE SMITH, Springfield, Mass.--Carpenter. Edward C. STEBBINs,
Springfield, Mass.-Druggist from 1848 to 1884. EDwiN TAYLOR, Springfield ...
JAMES T. SHEPARD. GEORGE LYMAN.—Died or was lost at sea 76 HISTORY

Author: Charles Wells Chapin


ISBN: UOM:39015076392995

Category: High schools

Page: 129

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Categories: High schools

West Springfield Massachusetts

West Springfield  Massachusetts

Agawam had a population of 1 , 543 when it was incorporated ; so once again
West Springfield lost a third of its original acreage and population . After Agawam
was created , the popula . tion of West Springfield was listed as 2 , 090 .

Author: Esther M. Swift


ISBN: WISC:89067596858

Category: West Springfield (Mass.)

Page: 344

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Categories: West Springfield (Mass.)

Redefining Urban and Suburban America

Redefining Urban and Suburban America

Only twelve medium-sized cities lost population during the 1990s, down from
twenty in the 1980s (figure 1-1). ... in the 1980s — Springfield, Massachusetts,
and Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury, Connecticut— lost population in the
1990s ...

Author: Alan Berube

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815708858

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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Results from Census 2000 have confirmed that American cities and metropolitan areas lie at the heart of the nation's most pronounced demographic and economic changes. The third volume in the Redefining Urban and Suburban America series describes anew the changing shape of metropolitan American and the consequences for policies in areas such as employment, public services, and urban revitalization. The continued decentralization of population and economic activity in most metropolitan areas has transformed once-suburban places into new engines of metropolitan growth. At the same time, some traditional central cities have enjoyed a population renaissance, thanks to a recent book in "living" downtowns. The contributors to this book probe the rise of these new growth centers and their impacts on the metropolitan landscape, including how recent patterns have affected the government's own methods for reporting information on urban, suburban, and rural areas. Volume 3 also provides a closer look at the social and economic impacts of growth patterns in cities and suburbs. Contributors examine how suburbanization has affected access to employment for minorities and lower-income workers, how housing development trends have fueled population declines in some central cities, and how these patterns are shifting the economic balance between older and newer suburbs. Contributors include Thomas Bier (Cleveland State University), Peter Dreier (Occidental College), William Frey (Brookings), Robert Lang (Virginia Tech), Steven Raphael (University of California, Berkeley), Audrey Singer (Brookings), Michael Stoll (University of California, Los Angeles), Todd Swanstrom (St. Louis University), and Jill Wilson (Brookings).
Categories: Political Science

When a Heart Turns Rock Solid

When a Heart Turns Rock Solid

Lost. Generation. IN 1986, I moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, and settled in
the Forest Park neighborhood. The apartment I rented was owned by the nephew
of Springfield's former mayor Ted Dimauro, who in 1978 was the first Italian to ...

Author: Timothy Black

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307378347

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Based on an unprecedented eighteen-year study, the center of this riveting book are three engaging streetwise brothers who provide powerful testimony to the exigencies of life lived on the social and economic margins. With profound lessons regarding the intersection of social forces and individual choices, Black succeeds in putting a human face on some of the most important public policy issues of our time.
Categories: Social Science

United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II

United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II

930 Census Haney , John Rufus MOMMI • AKA Recorded on 1930 Census as
DR Lost on USS S 28 ( SS - 132 ) ... Entered the Service from : Massachusetts In
1930 lived in Springfield , Hampden , Massachusetts 1930 Census Tablets of the

Author: Paul W. Wittmer


ISBN: WISC:89082363961

Category: World War, 1939-1945


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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

The History of South Congregational Church Springfield Massachusetts 1842 1942

The History of South Congregational Church  Springfield  Massachusetts   1842 1942

Since 1928 we have lost four such pledges entirely, and a fifth pledge in this
group has been cut from $1,260 to $660. The total loss (in these five pledges)
has thus been $5,220. Against this loss must be placed the gain of one new
pledge for ...

Author: James Gordon Gilkey


ISBN: WISC:89067491555


Page: 134

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New England Then and Now

New England Then and Now

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

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911595014

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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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
Categories: Travel

The Boy Scouts on Lost Trail

The Boy Scouts on Lost Trail

This is a new release of the original 1926 edition.

Author: Thornton W. Burgess


ISBN: 1258925478


Page: 374

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This is a new release of the original 1926 edition.

Lost in Canada

Lost in Canada

BALi born 1 February 194 ?, lives in Springfield , Massachusetts . Edgar Adripnus
BAL ! born March 1847 , lives ? : Opringfield , Massachusetts . Ernest Selby BALL
born 10:38 1859 , liveä ii few York . Forest Eugene BAL ! born Jaluar !



ISBN: MINN:31951D026935145

Category: Canada


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Categories: Canada