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During King Philip's War, Native Americans ambushed a group of teamsters and soldiers in present-day South Deerfield, Massachusetts, on September 18, 1675. Over forty of the colonists, including their commander Capt. Thomas Lathrop (c.1610-1675), were killed in what has become known as the Bloody Brook massacre. To consecrate the memory of the slain, local citizens erected a large marble monument in 1838 near the site of the attack. Writers such as John Warner Barber, who described the monument and the historical event it commemorates, helped create interest in the antiquities of New England.


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"Monument and Sugar-loaf Mountain, Deerfield"

publisher   Dorr, Holland and Company
date   1841
location   Worcester, Massachusetts
height   7.5"
width   6.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Art/Woodblock Print
accession #   #L98.023

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"Address delivered at South Deerfield, Aug 31, 1838 on the completion of the Bloody Brook Monument"

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"To The Sons and Daughters of Franklin County," with a Poem about Bloody Brook.

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