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MikeNaughton - Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 10:37 A
Old Home Plans
Good luck! (and welcome to Millers, by the way :-)
 
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jt - Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 9:50 P
Old Home Plans
Oh. Good. I'll try that. I found a couple photos of the outside on the link to all the local photos. My next door neighbors house was a photo studio.

https://imagemuseum....rs-Falls/i-zLSZnth/A
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 8:16 P
Old Home Plans
PS: OTOH, the Historical Society _might_ have old plans and/or pictures that could be helpful . . . .
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 8:06 P
Old Home Plans
"Does anyone know if the town hall has old building plans from the early 1900's."

They may, but I doubt it -- and if they do, they may not even know that they do. But it never hurts to ask. I think they're more likely to have things that are publicly owned -- streets, for example, or town buildings. There would be no real purpose in the town's keeping plans for private properties (beyond Assessors' maps showing boundary lines).

In 1989 I was interested in the layout of what is now called South Lyman street in Millers Falls. When I went to town hall, the then-Town Clerk pointed to the vault and said, "It's all in there somewhere. Good luck!" Plans and documents were everywhere, with nothing marked and in no particular order. By some miracle, I actually found the layout (it wasn't that old, at that point, so maybe it was closer to the top). Maybe things have gotten better since then -- we've had at least a couple of successive town clerks. Deb Bourbeau would be a good person to ask -- I think I remember her telling the Fin Comm that she had managed to organize all that stuff. . . .
 
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jt - Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 5:06 P
Potter Family Montague
Interesting. I've lived on Greenfield Rd for 30 years and I never knew there was a cemetery there. Where is Cold Brook?
 
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jt - Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 4:59 P
Old Home Plans
Does anyone know if the town hall has old building plans from the early 1900's. I just bought a house in Millers that used to belong to a local pastor who killed it (renovated) it. I'm curious to see how the house was originally built and maybe restore it....at least as much as I can.

Thanks

Jen
 
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jt - Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 4:58 P
Clapp House
Do you know how much it's going for?
 
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Denise - Thu, Jan 5, 2012, 7:40 P
Turners Falls photos
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Smatterknack - Thu, Jan 5, 2012, 4:35 P
Turners Falls photos
Hello,

I'm trying to track down photos of downtown Turners Falls from the 1920s-1960s for a documentary film. If anyone has any or know where some may be found, please let me know.
 
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Scooter - Tue, Oct 11, 2011, 6:17 P
Montague Historical Society Annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Montague Historical Society will be Monday Oct.17th at 7.P. at the meeting room of the Safety Complex by the fire station on the corner of Turners Falls and Turnpike Rd. Our speaker is Peter Miller, author of many historical research books. He will talk on the canals and their influence on the growth of the villages, as well as other topics. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 367-2280, Lillian Fiske, president of the Society.
 
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raven - Fri, Jun 3, 2011, 8:33 A
Clapp House
i am interested in photographing this homestead to preserve it for future reference does anyone ever come up to the property at all i could trade pics taken for use in real estate sale also
 
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kmcintosh - Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 11:02 A
Clapp House
The Clapp house on route 63 is for sale with a 5 acre lot - including the pond. Is there anyone interested in purchasing the house to renovate - not demolish.

 
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DonOgden - Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 10:07 A
Moses Harvey house?
Does anyone know if the home of Moses Harvey (1723-1795) still stands? He was a state legislator and active in Shays' Rebellion
http://shaysrebellio...ortName=moses_harvey
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 7:48 P
Montague City
oops! I mean Montague Historical Society ...
 
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MikeNaughton - Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 7:45 P
Montague City
You may already be aware of this, but there is a Montague Historical Commission that may have some information. Also, there was a Masonic lodge there for many years, before it got consolidated with the one in Northfield (?). It might be worth contacting the Northfield lodge to see if they have anything ....

Good luck!
 
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raven - Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 3:46 P
Montague City
Hi I am interested in any unpublished pictures or history of Montague City. I feel that it is not as well known as the other villages. One day i went out to photograph the area and realized I have been to the other villages but didn't know anything of Montague City. I have seen books in the libraries and a few stories but want to know if there's anything out there or a physical Historical Building that might contain items not in the libraries. thanks
 
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Aster - Mon, Nov 22, 2010, 6:58 A
Potter information
Thank you for the information. Sorry for the late response. How shall I contact the historian to find out the Potter family and house information? THANK YOU!
 
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Scooter - Thu, Nov 11, 2010, 11:31 A
Potter information
The historian for the Montague Historical Society has written up a report on the Potter house, owners and cemetery for the individual who has requested this. Please respond in the Montague Historical Society link for a contact in order for you to receive the info. Scooter
 
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kutter - Sun, Nov 7, 2010, 2:58 P
Potter Family in Montague
If it's a small cemetery on Greenfield Road north of Swamp Road, the few folks who were interned there are now buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, across the street from Rau's Sunoco.
 
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Aster - Sun, Nov 7, 2010, 6:35 A
Potter Family in Montague
I have recently purchased a house in Montague Center area that was built in 1865. On the old Montague map that is sold at the Bookmill it has the name Potter on it. From what I can tell in reading the History of Montague there were 3 Potters that went to the fight in the Civil War. From what I could tell 2 returned.
Does anyone have any information on this family and small farm? It is on Greenfield Rd. near Cold Brook. Also on the map (I think it is a reprint from an old atlas) there is a small cemetery. I have looked for it and have not found it partially because I didn't want to trespass on private property. It also is between Greenfield Rd. and Connecticut River, near Cold Brook. Does any one have any information on it?
 
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Scooter - Tue, Oct 5, 2010, 10:53 A
Montague Historical Society annual meeting and exhibit
The Montague Historical Society Annual Meeting , Open house and exhibit will take place on Sunday October 24th at the Grange in Montague Center. Annual meeting from 1:30 to 2 and open house and exhibit from 2-4. The hall will have photos of the old homes of Montague as well as articles, photos and posters from the Entertainments of the Past in all the 5 villages. Refreshments will be served and all our welcome. For more information call 367-2280 or 367-2184
 
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BradCouncilman - Sat, Sep 6, 2008, 12:46 P
Attn: Montague Billings family descendants
In old family photos found portraits of George Billings (1896) and Henry Billings (1897). Hate to toss them if an interested descendent can be found. Happy to mail them.
 
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mik - Tue, Apr 29, 2008, 11:05 A
ancestry question
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mik - Wed, Mar 12, 2008, 9:18 A
ancestry question
You can also look at the Publication Archive:

http://www.publicati...cfm?searchterm=Dugan
 
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stash - Mon, Sep 17, 2007, 5:14 A
Martin Grout and Old Pictures
I have a Rand atlas only about 10 yrs old and the cover has a map with Millers Falls called Grout’s Corner. I’ve heard from a couple old timers that the towwn was originaly in the area of Grouts Circle.
 
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