Days Gone By: Images from the Eagle Archives
I hardly ever go to McDonald’s for more than a restroom break these days. But, as a high schooler, it was my go-to burger joint.
In my last article, I talked about solving the mystery of the origin of the lion rug in the home of our neighbor, the late Gabe Virgilio.
Often when I write about childhood memories, the stories behind them reveal much more than I ever anticipate. One of these dates back to 1949 or 1950, and my first experience at preschool age seeing television.
Forty years ago, I worked with a fellow named Richard in Columbus, Ohio, where I live.
During the mid- and late 1950s, my mother would shop at the First National Stores in Pittsfield and take advantage of weekly promotions.
Today in History
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This Story in History
From the Eagle Archives
The end of an era in Massachusetts railroading was witnessed at Union Station last night by Mayor Capeless and nearly 100 spectators as the last steam locomotive on the Boston & Albany line paid its farewell visit to Pittsfield.
Excitement ran high in the Lebanon Valley this morning as the telephone operator called for help over party lines which brought men to the Shaker Village from miles around. The ancient building owned by the North Family, containing thousands of dollars worth of priceless Shaker furniture was…
TYRINGHAM — A visitor to this valley from England Sunday cleared up the long-standing mystery of how the town got its name.
For 12 years a 1943 copper penny with Lincoln’s face on it remained in a young man’s coin collection, and today he has learned that it is one of two of this type discovered and may be worth $40,000.
The Dixon estate on Elm street today passed into the hands of J. Arthur Baker and William K. George with the registering of the deed in the district office. Jabish Holmes and William H. Dixon, executors of the estate of William P. Dixon, late of New York, gave the papers. The new owners plan…
Mysteries from the Morgue
Only a few things could separate the Pierce twins — a broken shoulder, a marriage and death. Mary Abbe and Martha Anne, who held the title of "oldest twins in New England" from January 1929 until August 1934, spent the majority of their 90 years together, living in the house in which they we…
On Saturday, Nov. 5, 1932, just days before the presidential election, Anna Laurens Dawes, 81, known as the "grand lady of Pittsfield," took to the airwaves to urge every Republican to head to the polls that Tuesday.
Being from the Berkshires, birthplace of the most famous suffragette, Susan B. Anthony, Dawes' ardent push for voters to head to the polls doesn't seem out of place — until you consider she, just a dozen years prior, was the leading anti-suffragette of Western Massachusetts, if not the state.
Nor'easter expected? Blizzard in the forecast? Either prediction is a sure sign that media outlets will dig up photos and facts from historic storms of years past. Sure to be included are the Blizzard of 1888 and the Blizzard of 1978. But were those the worst storms to hit the Berkshires? To find out, we hit The Eagle's archives.
Lucretia Williams, hearing the ax sing, rushed from her nearby home into the center of town and thrust herself between the axeman and the tree, declaring, “You will have to cut through me first.”
NORTH ADAMS — Anna Helen (Crofts) McCuen lived a secret literary life.
ADAMS — On Oct. 18, 1918, 700 workers of the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Co. were out sick with "the grippe," silencing a third of the Berkshire Mills' 6,500 looms.
The crowd gathered at the Hinsdale Mining Co. on Oct. 7, 1899, held its breath as the hammer fell upon the clay crucible in the center of the room. It cracked, splinters flying into the air, as a …
SAVOY — Bent and twisted trees are not an unusual site in Berkshire County, thanks to Natalie Jeremijenko's "Tree Logic" at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The art installation's …
During the summer of 1933, Otis was invaded by a nudist cult.At least that's how a headline in the Boston Globe on May 24, 1933, described the pending establishment of a nudist colony in the township …
ADAMS — When an MTV logo was painted across the front of the Wellspeak's home in August 1988, it wasn't part of some elaborate prank. The graffiti-style logo, in various shades of green and …
ADAMS — It was on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1851, the elephant Columbus — injured days earlier when he plunged through the wooden Center Street bridge in Adams — took his last breath and died …