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A whole story about Spring Terrace

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 in Local history | 0 comments

Travis Drury, A local author, has decided to use the pandemic to write a detailed history of his street — a small intentional community in the shadow of Poet’s Seat. Created in 1895 off the Orchard of George Grinnell, sold by his son James S. Grinnell to 3 men, who eventually sold all to John F. Spring. In minute detail, displaying reports from the Gazette and Courier and with a mix of maps from various sources; Travis, details from 1895 to 2013, it’s history, for each of the 22 houses, on Spring Terrance itself and on the corners of adjoining Orchard St.

You can find the full book at The book about Spring Terrace
Or you can ask for printed copies from the Historical Society of Greenfield.

There are also some 500 images of maps, directory pages and census records. These are available to those with interest – use the contact form to request more information. These are all on the web site, only there is so much, that it can not be presented in a meaningful fashion at this time.

Please let us (and Travis) what you think.

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Library of Articles

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The HS/GF now has a library of articles about the Historical Socienty or the Town of Greenfield or related areas and topics.
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Local tour about the underground Railroad

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read more for Recorder Story about the tour

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Research on artist Anna Feron Pierce Judah

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Railroad research centers on Greenfield artist Anna Feron Pierce Judah:

As part of her research for an upcoming exhibit at the California State Railroad Museum that will highlight the contributions of women to the history of railroading, Christine Pifer-Foote of Sacramento found herself at the Historical Society of Greenfield, flipping through old photos of Anna Feron Pierce Judah, wife of Theodore Dehone Judah.

More in the Recorder Article

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7-23-22 Ice Cream Social at the Museum (THIS SAT – Come on down)

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 in Local events | 0 comments

Marys birthsay

The Historical Society of Greenfield invites you to join us OUTSIDE on the lawn to celebrate Mary P. Wells Smith’s birthday with ice cream generously donated by Foster’s Supermarket! An outstanding woman born in 1840, she is well known as the author of “Boy Captive of Old Deerfield,” as well as 20 other children’s books. She was a civic-minded and progressive activist, and we celebrate the 176th anniversary of her birth! Come and enjoy an ice cream, photo fun, and “Mary’s Fan Club”!

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