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Pittsfield Historical Society
History of Pittsfield

Pittsfield on the Sebasticook
by Sanger Mills Cook
originally published in 1966

This Home page for the book Pittsfield on the Sebasticook includes the illustration above that was inside front and back covers of the original book. Below are listed links to each chapter in the book plus and index and list of illustrations that were not in the original book. When viewing any parts of the book a complete menu will appear in the upper right listing all the chapters and parts of the book. 

View as web pages or as pdf pages (see below).
WEB PAGES. Use your browser to view.

DEDICATION & PREFACE (pages 1-10)

Table of Contents. Expanded from the original.

Chapter I – FRONTIER DAYS, 1606-1850 (pages 11-34)

Chapter II – AWAKENING, 1850-1880 (pages 35-59)

Chapter III – SURGING AHEAD, 1880-1900 (pages 60-87)

Chapter IV – COMPLACENCY, 1900-1930 (pages 88-116)

Chapter V – DIFFICULT TIMES, 1930-1940 (pages 117-128)

Chapter VI – RESURGENCE, 1940-1960 (pages 129-158)

Chapter VII – TODAY, 1960-1966 (pages 159-175)

Appendix (pages 176-192)

Index (The original book did not have an index.)

PDF PAGES. These need a PDF reader to view (may already be connected to your browser). These present the pages almost exactly as they appeared in the book and are in the best format for printing.

DEDICATION & PREFACE (pages 1-10)

Table of Contents. Expanded from the original.

Chapter I FRONTIER DAYS (pages 11-34)

Chapter II – AWAKENING (pages 35-59 )

Chapter III – SURGING AHEAD, 1880-1900 (pages 60-87)

Chapter IV – COMPLACENCY, 1900-1930 (pages 88-116)

Chapter V – DIFFICULT TIMES, 1930-1940 (pages 117-128)

Chapter VI – RESURGENCE, 1940-1960 (pages 129-158)

Chapter VII – TODAY, 1960-1966 (pages 159-175)

Appendix (pages 176-192)

Index (The original book did not have an index.)

Conversion of Sanger Cook’s Pittsfield on the Sebasticook to digital format was done in 2005 by Tom Roberts and Tom Brown for the Pittsfield Historical Society. The original scans of each of the illustration pages are available on the History of Pittsfield ORIGINAL SCANS DVD available through the Society. Each original high resolution illustration page file is five to fifteen megabytes in size.

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