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Fall in the Berkshires By Joel Gilgoff
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One of the most beautiful places in the USA to view fall colors is Berkshire County located in western Massachusetts. In addition some of the best fall foliage in Berkshire County has many beautiful... More > historic buildings to compliment the foliage. The most intense of fall color occurs in areas such as the Berkshires with almost pure stands of a few types of trees, such as maples and birches, that all turn color at the same time during the short fall season.< Less
House on the Hill: The Poetry of Ville Marie By Danielle Merriott
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Two best friends, Danielle and Lisa, decided to become roommates. Their apartment (named Ville Marie) was in a dilapidated old house on the crest of a hill overlooking their small city of Pittsfield,... More > Massachusetts. Writing poetry was one of their favorite pastimes. Often full of angst or sadness, poetry was a therapeutic outlet to indulge creativity as well as melancholy emotions. This book is a collection of Danielle's poetry from those days in Ville Marie - From the last days of summer 2004, to the autumn days of adjusting to their new life, to the cold, bleak winter without reliable heat and too many reasons to cry, to the poignancy of moving onward with life and leaving Ville Marie in the past... Despite all the despondency that comes through in her words, the book does end with a happier tone - since, after all, she also fell in love at Ville Marie...< Less
Polaroid Image Manipulations 2010 By Gillian Jones
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A 12 month calendar of 12 images that are Polaroids which have been manipulated in the developing process using a implement like a golf tee. The photos are of various Berkshire County scenes in the... More > hills of Massachusetts.< Less
Calendar 2010 By Gillian Jones
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A 2010 calendar by photographer and photojournalist Gillian Jones. Includes scenes of Northern Berkshire County in the hills of Massachusetts. Jones is a photographer for the North Adams Transcript,... More > adjunct professor at MCLA and has a freelance photography business.< Less
Journal Your Journey™ Thru Songs from the Portuguese By Gregory P. Lee
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Cover Photo: The Summit of Mt. Greylock, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, July, 2002 Photo from the collection of Gregory P. Lee
The Tullar Farm Chronicle By david hodgdon
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John Tullar's brick farmhouse, built between 1758 and 1762 in Egremont, (Berkshire county) Massachusetts, by a Simsbury (CT) pioneer on the remnants of the Mahican Indian reservation. The structure... More > is unduly ignored since it combines essential elements of colonial vernacular architecture in unique forms. This monograph examines the family history through the formation of the town and the westernmost county in the Commonwealth. Tullar's experience and civic energy were the basis for the success of the settlement. But without his German wife and her connections to the town's first settler families, Karner and van Guilder, his skills as a miller would have been misplaced.< Less
Tom Brown's Schooldays By THOMAS HUGHES
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THOMAS HUGHES Tom Brown's Schooldays "Tom Brown's Schooldays" has been called by more than one critic the best story of schoolboy life ever written, and three generations of readers have... More > endorsed the opinion. Its author, Thomas Hughes, born at Uffington, Berkshire, England, Oct. 19, 1822, was himself, like his hero, both a Rugby boy under Dr. Arnold and the son of a Berkshire squire, but he denied that the story was in any real sense autobiographical. Matthew Arnold and Arthur H. Clough, the poet, were Hughes's friends at school, and in later life he became associated with Charles Kingsley and Frederick Denison Maurice on what was called the Christian Socialist movement. A barrister by profession, Thomas Hughes became a county court judge, and lived for many years in that capacity at Chester.< Less
Heads of Families, First Census of the United States – Massachusetts By Bureau of the Census
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The 1790 Census is a must have for every serious genealogist. Known as the Head of Households census, the 1790 census was the first U.S. population census. This version, originally published by the... More > Government Printing Office in Washington in 1908, covered a U.S. population of 3.9 million and listed: (1) Name of family head, (2) # of free white males of 16 years and up, (3) # of free white males, (4) # of under 16, (5) free white females; (6) slaves, and (7) other persons. This reprint is 363 pages including 116 pages of indexed names. Included in the Massachusetts census are the following 1790 counties: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester.< Less
Tess of the d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy
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One of the greatest English tragic novels, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES (1891) is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by conventional morality and its antithesis. Born... More > near Dorchester, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex. He was a controversial writer whose work often showed the result of flouting the rigid Victorian moral code — his novel JUDE THE OBSCURE was (allegedly) burned by the Bishop of Wakefield for its shocking content. Hardy was an unflinching observer and in TESS has left us some unforgettable vignettes of rural life in late 19th-century England: the slow death of a flock of wounded pheasants, the monotony of field labour under an iron gray sky, and the itinerant farm worker’s seasonal round.< Less
A Vision for Pittsfield's Conservation Areas By Miranda Feldmann, Corrin Meise-Munns
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Located at the crossroads of Berkshire County, the City of Pittsfield is defined by an urban center surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty. Pittsfield is currently in the midst of an economic,... More > environmental, and cultural revitalization, and has recognized the need for a conservation area management plan to safeguard its sense of place as a “city in the country.” Focusing on the City’s four largest conservation areas (Barkerville Conservation Area, Brattlebrook Park, David J. Tierney, Sr. Wildlife Refuge, and Wild Acres Conservation Area), A Vision for Pittsfield’s Conservation Areas defines existing assets, identifies community and ecological needs, and develops prioritized recommendations to guide the City’s management of their conservation areas. Integrating community feedback and guidance from the City’s Master Plan, this project presents an inspiring vision for the future of Pittsfield’s open spaces.< Less