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Distances from Springfield and places worthy of notice by strangers, Chicopee City Directory, 1875-1876

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DISTANCES FROM SPRINGFIELD.



East
BY BOSTON AND ALBANY RAILROAD.
Miles. Miles.
Indian Orchard, .\...... 5 Grafton, ............. 60
Collins' Depot, ........ 9 Westboro,...........66
Palmer, .............. 15 Southboro, ........... 70
Brimfield, ............ 20 Hopkinton, .......... 74
Warren, ............. 25 Framingham, .........76
W. Brookfield, ....... 29 Natick, ...............81
S. Brookfield, ....31 . Needham,... 85
E. Brookfield, ........ 34 Newton, ............. 89
Spencer, ............. 36 Angier's Corner, ..91
Charlton, ........ 41 Brighton, ...........93
Rochdale, ............ 45 Boston, .............. 98
Worcester, ........... 56 Portland, ............ 216
North-East.
BY SPRINGFIELD, ATHOL AND NORTH-EASTERN RAILROAD.
Indian Orchard, ....61/2 Enfield,... 27
Ludlow, ..... 7 1/2 Smith's (Enfield),.... 28
Collins', ........10 1/2 GreenwIch, ...30 1/2
Red Bridge,.12 ½ Greenwich VIllage,..32
Three Rivers, ...... 16 3/2 North Dana.......38
Barrett's Junction,.17tr' New Salem, ........40
Bondsville, ...... . 19 South Athol, .......... 43
West Ware, .......... 23 Athol, ..............481/2
North.
BY CONNECTICUT RIVER RAILROAD.
Brightwood, .......1 1/2 Bernardston,.... 43
Chicopee, ............. 4S. Vernon,...... 50
Willimansett, ........ 7 Vernon, .............. 55
Holyoke, .............8 Brattleboro, .......... 60
Smith's Ferry, .....13 Bellows Falls, .........84
Mount Tom, ........15 White River Junc.,124
Northampton ....... 17 Hanover, ....129
Easthampton, ........ 18 Wells' River, ......169
Hatfield, ............. 21 St. Johnsbury, ...... 203


Whately, ............. 26 Newport, ........... 229
South Deerfield, ...... 28 Montreal, ...306
Deerfield, .... 33 Quebec, ...............379
Greenfield,.... 36
West.
BY BOSTON AND ALBANY RAILROAD.
Mittineaque, ....... ..2 1/2 Canaan, ............. 69
Westfield, ............. 10 Chatham, ............79
Russell, ................ 18 Kinderhook, ..... 86
Huntington, .... 21 Schodack, ............ 94
Chester, .............. 28 Albany, .............. 102
Becket, ....... 87 Troy, .....108
Washington, ........... 40 Rochester, ......331
Hinsdale, ............ 45 Buffalo, ............. .400
Dalton, ............. .48 Niagara Falls, ..408
Pittsfield, ............ 53 Chicago, ............ 921
Shaker Village, ..... 58 Omaha, ............ 1415
Richmond, ........... 61 San Francisco, ..3328
State Line, .... 64
South.
BY NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD.
Longmeadow, .. 4 Stratford, ..... 76
Thompsonville,.; ..... 9 Bridgeport, ..........80
Enfield, .............. 10 Fairfield, ............. 84
Warehouse Point, .... 12 Southport, ..........86
Windsor Locks, ...... 14 Westport, ............. 91
Windsor, ............. 19 Norwalk, .... .. ... .94
Hartford, ............. 26 Darien, .................. 97
Newington, .......... 31 Stamford, ........... 102
New Britain, ......... 35 Greenwich, .........107
Berlin, ............... 37 Port Chester, ....... .110
Meriden, ........... .44 Rye Station, ..112
Wales, ............... .47 Mamaroneck, ....... 115
Wallingford, ......... 50 New Rochelle, ....119
North Haven ......... 55 N. Y. City Hall.188
New Haven, . ... 62 Philadelphia, ...... .228
Mildford......... 72 Washington, D. C.,...364
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Places Worthy of Notice from Strangers.


THE UNITED STATES armory on State street, is described on page 60. Principal entrance to the grounds, corner State and Byers streets. Passes are required for ad­ mission to the arsenal or shops, and may be obtained at the office. Visitors see here the most perfect works for gun-making, great stores of arms, many mementoes of
war, {including marks of the fight here in
the Shays rebellion) and views of the sur­ rounding country from the top of the arsenal. The CITY HALL, fronting Court Square, erected at an expense of $100,000, ranks among the finest buildings in New England. It has an audience room capable of holding
3,000 persons, and accommodations for most
of the city officers.
'THE CEMETERY, in the south-easterly part of the city, has its m_ain entrance from Maple street, near its junction with Central street, with an entrance for carriages also


from Pine street, and for people on foot from Mulberry and from Union streets. Although within the city, it is so secluded its existence would hardly be suspected by a stranger. On a portion of it, the forest trees still grow, and "Nature vies with Art in producing one of the most charmingcombinations of hill and valley, stream and fountain, trees and flowers, slopes and ter­ races, and winding footpaths and open carriage-ways imaginable." There are forty acres 'in the grounds.HAMPDEN PARK, north of B. & A. R. H.,
between the Connecticut river and Fulton street; having one entrance from Clinton street, and another from Plainfield street. Inaugurated September 29, 1857. Purchased and improved by the Hampden County Agricultural Society at a cost of $81,600, for an exhibition ground, and leased by the Hampden Park Association.

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“Distances from Springfield and places worthy of notice by strangers, Chicopee City Directory, 1875-1876,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 21, 2014, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/4021.