Berkshires Regional Histories









Read about the history of Sheffield, Great Barrington, Route 7 to Pittsfield, and much, much more.

We also stock a complete line of local and regional historical books on Berkshire towns including: Stockbridge, West Stockbridge and Lenox; Sheffield, Great Barrington, Monterey and Otis, MA;The Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the Adirondacks

is a part of
The Book of Berkshire
by Bryan Clark
This locally written and published book is a Berkshire history replete with story, song and incident with mention of good deeds, valor, chivalry and refinement.
The Coming of the Train, volume II, continues the saga of the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and the Wilmington and Deerfield River Railroads with the completion of the Deerfield River Railroad, and the changes these railroads brought to the surrounding communities.
Two Connecticut rivers running in parallel valleys only a few miles apart have charted the course of American environmental, industrial, and social history, with strikingly different results. Both tributaries of the mighty Housatonic, the Shepaug and the Naugatuck have weathered development for nearly three centuries, but while the Naugatuck has suffered to the point of near-extinction, the Shepaug continues to flow seemingly untouched, offering some of the best fishing in the country.
Through the stories of explorers and traders, artists and writers, entrepreneurs and industrialists, ecologists and preservationists, author Tom Lewis traces the history of the Hudson River over four centuries, cementing its distinctive place in American history and the American imagination.
This photographic journey follows the path of the Hudson River from north to south, through the Catskills and the surrounding valley region, all the way to New York City.
Working the Stone
by Paul Metcalf & Lucia Sardoff
Although factual evidence runs throughout the text, it is far from being the conventional fact-based historical documentation we are so used to. Rather, Metcalf and Saradoff play with the presentation of their collection of information and factual evidence, establishing a poetic, collective, visual, and thus beautiful voice that speaks the living history of Farnams.
Bear Mountain slumbers upon Great Barrington, Massachusetts; one haunch in Stockbridge, another in South Lee and Tyringham. Beartown State Forest and Arthur Warton Swann State Forest engird most of the now-vanished 19th century Bear Town community whose inhabitants trickled towards Old Center Monterey and the Shaker settlement in the mortheast, Muddy Brook in the southwest. Natural features include Bear Swamp and Benedict Pond, Sky Peak and Beebe Gorge, Mount Livermore, Ice Glen and Hart Hollow. This volume reprints and annotates vintage newspaper articles and includes new essays.


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