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To the Selectmen of Deerfield,

If the Greenfield and Deerfield
Street Railway Company secure
a charter from the Legisla-
ture, we the undersigned
inhabitants of Deerfield
respectfully request our
Selectmen to locate the track
on the private land
immediately adjoining the
N.Y., N.H., and Hartford
Railway. (There are now four
approaches to this line, by
the addition of two foot paths
there would be six approaches
within the mile.)

This location would
preserve the beauty and
quiet of our street, prevent
injury to our trees and

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Handwritten by Emma L. Coleman, this petition asks that the Selectmen of Deerfield, Massachusetts, "locate the (trolley) track on the private land immediately next to the N.Y., N.H., and Hartford Railway." Miss Coleman says that this location would keep the beauty and the quiet of the street and stop injury to the trees. When the trolley line opened in December 1901, the tracks were not on private land as she asked, but instead, down the middle of the main street.


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Petition to Selectmen of Deerfield regarding trolley

creator   Emma Lewis Coleman (1853-1942)
date   c. 1900
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   5.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Petition
accession #   #L99.133

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