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Robert's Pond and lower dam after the upper dam on Langwald's Pond burst on the morning of July 17, 1922. The wooden dam on Roberts Pond was built in 1900 and was used to harvest ice for A.H. Langwald's Icehouse. Photograph developed by Guenther's…

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Langwald's pond and dam on Willimansett Brook after the dam broke on July 17, 1922. The wooden dam was constructed in 1900 and Landwald's Pond was a popular swimming hole for Fairview residents. Photograph developed by Guenther's Studio of Holyoke,…

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People surveying the devastation of a house and car caused by the flood of 1922 just below the lower dam in Willimansett . Photograph developed by Guenther's Studio of Holyoke, Mass.

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People surveying the devastation caused by the flood of 1922 just below the lower dam in Willimansett . Photograph developed by Guenther's Studio of Holyoke, Mass.

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Invitation to unveiling of Congressional Medal of Honor grave marker for Charles H. Tracy

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Charles H. Tracy's obituaries from Boston Globe/Boston Evening Transcript, Somerville Journal, and Springfield Union

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Before there were cotton mills and factory girls in Chicopee, the potential for water power created by the unique location of the Chicopee River and the Chicopee Falls attracted wealthy investors from Boston to the agricultural village community of…

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Photo of the Chicopee Memorials Civil War Susquecentennial display case.