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Twenty-six people from Deerfield's Main Street and 24 people from outside of Deerfield signed this petition. They wanted the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives to grant the right for the planned electric railway, or trolley, to run on the Deerfield main street. Oddly, the handwriting is all that of one person and that person has not been identified. Because of 2 notes "illigible' [sic], one can assume that the petitioners signed a paper and someone copied the names on a fresh sheet to send to Boston. The petition is not dated, but was written sometime before the street railway began operation in December of 1901.


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Petition in favor of trolley on Deerfield's Main Street

author   Unidentified
date   c. 1900
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   10.0"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Petition
accession #   #L99.119

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Reasons in Favor or Against the Trolley Route in Deerfield

Petition to Selectmen of Deerfield regarding trolley

Sugarloaf Street

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