Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Holyoke Papermakers

The Holyoke Papermakers played in the Connecticut State League and were managed by Kid McKormick. In 1909 they were led by pitcher Eddie Files who won 20 games. Other stars included Jim Duggan and William McCabe. Here's a link to the stats of the 1909 team.  

Here's a link to the stats of the 1909 team:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gateway To The City

A photo taken in 1920 at the intersection of Main & Dwight streets looking west toward High street. This area not too far from Depot Hill was a very busy and prosperous section of the city. It was here that visitors traveling to the city by train would stay in one of the area's many hotels including the Hamilton (right) and travel by trolley car to the heart of the city. (Seminole Bailey Archive)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Trolley Accident


Holyoke Street Railway trolley derails causing structural damage to an apartment block at the southeast corner of Main and Cabot streets in the early 1900s. (Hector Paul)