Days Gone By: Images from the Eagle Archives
During the mid- and late 1950s, my mother would shop at the First National Stores in Pittsfield and take advantage of weekly promotions.
As a youngster, I never imagined that I would pursue the career I did as a mental health professional.
I was a youngster in the 1950s when I had my first bottle of birch beer soda at the Bascom Lodge on a family outing to Mount Greylock.
As a youngster in the 1950s and ’60s I looked forward to scout or school field trips to local factories and other businesses.
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2021. There are 338 days left in the year.
On Jan. 26, 2020: NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California; the former Lakers star was 41.
On Jan. 25, 1981: The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States.
This Story in History
From the Eagle Archives
Ask Miss Joan Lynsky what type of people she enjoys, and she will quickly respond, “People with problems to solve.”
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Gaffey, who used to run the Swap Shop on Eagle Street, have swapped an old barn and adjoining small store for a newer-model antiques shop. They did it by a face-lifting.
H. Danis doesn’t think he’s a “vanishing American,” even though he is in his 62nd year as a harness-maker.
SHEFFIELD — The first group of army flying cadets, known as Victory Cadets, to win their wings and qualify for basic army flying training — the first army enlisted men to be graduated from a preparatory school with primary training, will leave the Berkshire School, here, next week, after com…
Norman Rockwell wants a black eye.
Mysteries from the Morgue
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…
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 …
Did the first written account of maple sugar being made in this country come from the Berkshires? "It Happened First in Berkshire," a column of The Berkshire Eagle, declared it as so April 3, 1940: …
"I think we are making history." Just seconds before Karl B. McEachron, one of General Electric's so-called "Lightning Wizards," spoke, a 15-million volt man-made lightning bolt ripped across the …