South Hadley, Massachusetts (Images of America Series) by Irene Cronin Cronin, South Hadley Historical Society
South Hadley covers the history of the community from its early settlement through 1965 with an unprecedented pictorial collection. The South Hadley Historical Society presents a lasting tribute to the people and places of its past and celebrates the change, growth, and development the town has seen since its beginnings. Featured in this book are the many families who have contributed to South Hadley’s history, including the Woodbridges, Carews, Bardwells, Smiths, Gaylords, and Eastmans. Also depicted are the churches and schools that have colored the history of the community. The development of one-room schoolhouses into modern systems is pictured, as well as the establishment of Mount Holyoke College, the first women’s college in the United States. Evolutions in transportation, participation in wars, and the unique phenomena of Titan’s Pier and Titan’s Piazza are all explored in South Hadley.
Join author Irene Cronin and the South Hadley Historical Society in celebrating and preserving the history of the town. Lifelong residents of South Hadley will recall the splendor of earlier years, and newcomers will discover what life was like in a simpler time. South Hadley will serve as a valuable tool in exploring the town’s heritage for generations to come.