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Russell Cutlery Factory
c. 1880
The John Russell Cutlery Company was located in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, in the late 19th century and was world-famous for its pocketknives, painters' spatulas, and druggists' knives.
front Connecticut Valley
c. 1855
George Fuller of Deerfield, Massachusetts, painted portraits in his early career but began painting landscapes such as this view of the Holyoke and Pocumtuck Ranges in the Connecticut Valley when he returned to the family farm.
front Turners Falls Dam and Canal

A stereoscope picture of the Turners Fall Dam and Canal made just before its complete reconstruction in 1869. The first canal, built 1798, is visible just to the right.
front Turners Falls Dam

The Turners Fall Dam was first built from 1794-98 for a canal to bypass the rapids at the bend of the Connecticut River at Greenfield, Massachusetts. This picture was probably taken in the late 1860s.
front Upper Suspension Bridge and View of Riverside, From Prospect Street, Turners Falls, Mass.
The Upper Suspension Bridge (or "Red Suspension Bridge") of Turners Falls, Massachusetts, connected that town with Gill, Massachusetts. It was built in 1878 and closed in 1938.
document "Bad Jam of Logs" article in Greenfield's Gazette and Courier newspaper
Jul 8, 1905
A short article from the Greenfield Gazette in 1905 describes a huge log jam on the Connecticut River. Before trucks were widely available, the lumber industry relied on the river to move pulp wood from backwood Vermont and Massachusetts to the paper mills at Holyoke.
document "Log Drive Nears Turners Falls" article in Greenfield's Gazette and Courier newspaper
Jun 20, 1908
The 1908 log drive was smaller than the 1907 and that steady shrinkage meant that by the 1920s log drives had ceased to exist. This article describes the beginnings of that decline.
document "Log Drive Passing Turners Falls" article in Greenfield's Gazette and Courier newspaper
Aug 15, 1908
The summer log drive of 1908 finally began passing Turners Falls in mid-August. By then, the logs had probably already spent months in the water, waterlogging them and creating significant wastage.
document "Rivermen Reach Turners Falls"
Jul 21, 1900
A 1900 log drive moves sixty million feet of lumber down the Connecticut. By the 1910s the volume will drop to thirty-five million feet.
document "Log Drive Nearly Past Turners"
Aug 21, 1909
The log drive in 1909 did not disrupt the river as much as in previous years because of a substantial rainfall. Sharing the river's resources was always a dilemma.


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