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Riverside: Life along the Connecticut in Gill, Massachusetts ($50 donation)
A 180-page, full-color hardcover history book published by the Gill Historical Commission in 2016.
The village of Riverside’s history includes archaeological significance, some of the town’s oldest homes and families, the early 1800’s discovery of dinosaur tracks and visits from renowned scientists of the day, the development of water power for manufacturing at the Falls, growth of the logging industry on the River, experimental farming and 19th-century immigration and residential settlement.
Over 300 documents, maps, and photographs from the town’s historical collection, interviews with life-long Riverside residents, and daily diaries from 1872 to 1905 have informed the text. Riverside creates a detailed and compelling account that deserves to be preserved and shared with the public.
Riverside has been researched and written by the members of the Gill Historical Commission: Pam Shoemaker, Lynn Stowe Tomb, Ivan Ussach, Lynda Hodsdon Mayo, Bev Demars, Kit Carpenter, and Stuart Elliot. Other contributors are: David Brule, Erving writer and teacher; Sarah Doyle, expert on the discovery of dinosaur footprints and director of Jurassic Roadshow for PVMA; Gary Sanderson, Greenfield Recorder reporter and editor; Peter Thomas, archaeologist; and Bonnie Parsons, architectural historian.
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