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Historic Hadley: A Story of the Making of a Famous Massachusetts Town

By: Alice Morehouse Walker

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1906)

Seller ID: W1397

ISBN: 0078841397X

Condition: 158 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1906), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, 158 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This slender volume tells of the origins, growth, and development of this New England town. "Painstaking effort has been made to search the town records, to scrutinize every historical document, and to weigh carefully familiar traditions."A dissenting faction of Puritans from Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut, purchased a strip of land situated between Mount Holyoke on the south, and Mount Toby and Mohawk Brook on the north. In 1659, these withdrawers, later named engagers, established their "Newtown" settlement in this Massachusetts wilderness. In 1661, Newtown was christ... View more info