Tucked into the southern foothills of the Mount Holyoke Range in western Massachusetts, Granby is a typical New England country town. It was first settled in 1727, incorporated in 1768, and developed by its founders with small farms and limited industries. By 1875, dairy farming had become the town's economic base. World-renowned Meadowcroft Dairy thrived in Granby during the twentieth century. In modern times, diverse businesses have prospered here, including Nash Dino Land, one of the world's largest repositories of dinosaur tracks. Today, Granby's population is varied, and the town serves as a bedroom community and affords a quiet New England lifestyle for retirees. The Church of Christ, Congregational (constructed by architect Elias Carter in 1820), the parish house, the parsonage, the town schoolhouse, the library, and Aldrich Hall recall the town's Colonial heritage. Granby is a tribute to the town's founders and to its rich heritage of farming, small industry, and New England tradition. The book offers a glimpse into Granby's past and features images of cutting ice on Aldrich Lake and fishing in Batchelor's Brook. It also shows Bell's General Store, Kellogg Hall, the Granby Cooperative Creamery, and the Carver Mill and Blacksmith Shop.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
The Granby Writing Circle, under the guidance of Mary Kuntz and in association with the Council on Aging and the Gramby Historical Association, is dedicated to the preservation of Granby's history.