About a week and half has passed since I returned home from my trip to Connecticut and Massachusetts and it took about a week to finally feel like I was really home. Everything seemed the same but I think my brain was still back in New England. My two cats looked at me funny but they seem to be okay now!
Just a little while ago I went to my Dashboard at Massachusetts Meanderings and more and almost fell off my chair. I have two followers, WOW! Happy Dance!! Thank you to my two followers!!
Monday, my shipment of books and brochures came from Simsbury and that means that I am all complete. No major losses of research or anything. On the trip I did misplace my jacket but the B&B sent it to me and my prescription glasses which I retrieved. Whew!
I promised myself I would not indulge too much in books but I did buy a few. I have mentioned some of them in the various posts but here is the list again if you are curious. As for brochures, well I over did those but I am not going to publish them here it would take forever. I suggest you to my links on the right some are taken from the brochures on archives and travel sites that I thought would be very interesting. I might add more as I review my research.
Books purchased or were obtained on my trip to New England 2011
The Original Proprietors, Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, Inc.
By Their Markers Ye Shall Know Them, A Chronicle of the History and Restorations of Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, William Hosley and Shepherd M. Holcombe, Sr., 1994.
Olde Houses of the Quaboag Plantation, no date. Obtained at the Quaboag Historical Society. Also contains a map to the locations of the houses.
Quaboag Plantation alias Brookefeild, and History of East Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1686-1970, by Louise E. Roy, M.D., 1965. These you can probably get online at Google Books or Internet Archive or something like that.
“Program and Souvenir 300th Anniversary Celebration of the Settlement of Quaboag Plantation, 1660 to 1960″ pamphlet. Contains pictures, articles etc.
“350th Parade & Weekend Celebrations – Sept. 18 & 19, 2010 – Quaboag Plantation 1660-2010 newspaper program guide.
“Map of the Brookfields, with historic markers and a key, West Brookfield Historic Commission. A smaller version is on their website along with the key.
Quabbin a History and Explorers’ Guide by Michael Tougias. I wonder how many graves were missed when they flooded the area years back.
A New England Village, by Joseph S. Wood
An Historic Tour of Becket, Massachusetts, Edited and Compiled by Beverly K. Lambert for the Becket Historical Commission, no date for publication. I obtained this copy at the Becket Athenaeum in North Becket.
Bicentennial History of Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1765-1965, Cathaline Alford Archer and Mitchell J. Mulholland 3rd printing 2006. Paul H. Goss knew Mrs. Archer and that she was working on a history of Becket. I have seen this book before but while at the Becket Athenaeum I decided to buy it. $15.00 for this and $3 for the tour booklet.
Now you will probably think I am nuts because I have done this blog on my trip and that is pretty good in documenting it? Well, I also journaled it but that usually has more personal stuff in it and I won’t publish that. So I will be working on that and it might lead to some more posts. I have my photographs to get all organized and then I plan to publish them. I took some videos of several cemeteries and I have never uploaded to the web so that could be a very interesting experience but that is going to be awhile.
I didn’t get as many pictures of the Connecticut River that I had intended to. I was finding it difficult to find vantage points that would reveal this river. Sometimes she was brown in color, or lazy looking. I could barely get a glimpse as you can see in this picture from St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Enfield. Fortunately the leaves had not filled out the trees and bushes so that helped. Still not as good as I would have liked.
|Near Hatfield, MA