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Falltown, the place where around 50 acres of land were surveyed in 1740, is now called Bernardston, Massachusetts, and is about 15 miles from Deerfield. The plot of land was granted to Joseph Barnard (1717-1785) of Deerfield, who then made a contract with the surveyor Ebenezer Sheldon, Jr. (b.1715) of Bernardston, to draw the plot, with latitude and longitude included.


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Plot plan of land owned by Joseph Barnard

cartographer   Ebenezer Sheldon, Jr.
date   c. 1740
location   Bernardston, Massachusetts
height   8.75"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Maps/Cadastral
accession #   #L99.172

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