Images of America- Longmeadow
Pictorial history of Longmeadow, MA by Dr. Thomas L. Higgins- ISBN-13 978-1-4671-2925-1, Soft cover book, Published July 2018
Longmeadow, Massachusetts, lies along the east bank of the Connecticut
River, just north of the Connecticut state line. The area's rich history
predates its 1636 Puritan settlement by tens of thousands of years.
Native Americans of the Agawam tribe called the area Masacksic,
referring to the long meadows along the Quinneckiot River. Following the
Revolutionary War, Longmeadow became the first town chartered by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Notable residents include Rev. Stephen
Williams, the "boy captive of Deerfield," and John "Johnny Appleseed"
Chapman. The town's picturesque green is surrounded by historic 18th-
and 19th-century homes. As one of Springfield's first "streetcar
suburbs," its second wave of growth was landscaped in park like
neighborhoods by the Olmsted Brothers organization. Construction of
Interstate 91 fueled a third growth wave, resulting in today's
population of nearly 16,000.
Through the Lens- Longmeadow into the New Century-II
NEW 110 page full color 8½" x 11" softcover book written by Judy and Jim Moran was published
in May 2019.
It is based upon the
Throw Back Thursday
(#TBT) articles published weekly by the Longmeadow Historical Society
for the past 2½ years involving undreds of hours of research
about Longmeadow and its residents in the early 20th century. Browsing
this book from the beginning to the end is a virtual tour of Longmeadow
Street in the early twentieth century using old photos and maps and
other research information.
This Limited Edition book priced at $35 (tax included) can also be purchased at Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA.
Make sure that you pickup up your copy before they all disappear.