New York- New England

Basketball in Easthampton- one family’s account

In 2010 I published a posting on pro-basketball in Easthampton, Mass.  Yesterday Jeffrey Baker, a ManyRoads reader, was kind enough to send these images and family story along. Enjoy! James R Knox was my maternal grandfather. Raised in the Easthampton area, went on to work at the Veterans Hospital in Northampton MA in the Personnel(…)

The Rabideaus early Easthampton, Mass history

In the 1910s, the Rabideau family moved to Easthampton, Massachusetts from Clinton County, New York. They came in search of work and a future. As lumberjacks and forest workers, their future and earnings were becoming increasingly limited in upper New York and the promise of work in the mills of Massachusetts was alluring.  Neither Frederick(…)

Pro Basketball in Easthampton

Professional Basketball in 1920s Easthampton, Massachusetts. I found this interesting tidbit of Easthampton history on the web.  These events occurred about the time of my father’s birth and seemed informative of the the time and place that was Easthampton, Massachusetts. Easthampton Basketball images by: Edward Dwyer (source article- article has been removed from the web)(…) queries in seconds.