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Identifier: overmohawktrail00cald (find matches)
Title: Over Mohawk Trail
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Caldwell, F. B., Mrs
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Publisher: East Northfield, Mass. : Mrs. F. B. Caldwell
Contributing Library: Queen's University Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library
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sidence. The valley widens and we enter CHARLEMONT 13 Miles from the Trail Summit This is a thrifty village of about 1,000 people.The first settlers were Scotch-Irish, coming fromCounty Ormah in the north of Ireland, where LordCharlemont was the great landowner, and distin-guished in war and statesmanship. The town derivesits name from the peerage of Charlemont. The town was incorporated in 1765. The firstsettler was Moses Rice, who came here from Rut-land, Massachusetts, in 1743, being the first whitesettler between Deerfield and the Hoosac Valley. Wefind it hard to realize, when we see the beauty andindustry that characterize Charlemont, that CaptainRices home once stood on the extreme frontier of theMassachusetts Bay Colony. In the early days the settlers were in constant fearof the Indians and each house was fortified. One daywhen Captain Rice and several others went to themeadows, lying along the river, to hoe corn, a lurkingband of five or six Indians, observing them from the 15
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< n pq - < hills above, crept cautiously down Rices Brook, con-cealed by the bushes on the banks, and fired upon theunsuspecting toilers. Captain Rice was shot andscalped, another killed and two were captured andtaken to Canada. The town is built on a terrace north of the Deer-field River with Peak Mountain southwest and BaldMountain northeast. In Colonial days it was a forti-fied town and five miles up Mill Brook, which hereempties into the Deerfield River, is Fort Shirley, atHeath, one of a chain of forts guarding the Trail be-tween the Connecticut River and the Hoosac Valley. Charlemont was the former home of Kate UpsonClark, the writer of stories and contributor of articlesto magazines and religious weeklies. She is theauthor of Bringing Up Boys/ Art and Citizen-ship,. and other books. Here also Charles Dudley Warner spent his boy-hood. The house where he was born is at the westend of the village on the right. At the driveway isan old buttonwood tree, which is said to have g

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