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Twentieth-century Americans valued old houses and historic sites in ways their eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ancestors would hardly have understood. A small group of local residents tried to purchase and save the John Sheldon house in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The house had become famous for its role in the French and Indian attack on the town in 1704. The group failed to save the house known for generations as the "Indian House" from destruction in 1848. Their efforts, however, led to the founding of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, which then was able to save other local buildings and artifacts.


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"To All Who Feel An Interest In The Antiquities Of New-England"

creator   Stephen West Williams, M.D. (1790-1855)
creator   Colonel John Wilson (1782-1869)
creator   Reverend Samuel Willard (1776-1859)
creator   Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850)
creator   Pliny Arms (1778-1859)
date   Dec 15, 1847
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   9.5"
width   7.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Broadside
accession #   #L98.021

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"Old Indian House"

"Old Indian House" Door

John Sheldon (1658-1733) House

"Old Indian House"

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