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Article from the Springfield Republican describing the houses that once stood around the Town Common and at other areas near the center of Amherst.

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Small group of spectators watching a juggler perform on the Town Common.

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Tent on the Town Common where the Amherst League of Women Voters held their annual book sale in 1984.

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Merchants' Row (also known as Commercial Row) viewed from the grassy Town Common with the first Amherst House on the right.

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Looking south across the fenced Town Common toward Amherst College.

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Looking south across the fenced Town Common toward Amherst College. Written on verso: "Common enclosed with fence 1860 -- see Hampshire Franklin Express 6/15/1860 p.2."

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View across the expanse of Town Common with Amherst College buildings in the background.

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Photograph taken from Johnson Chapel tower looking toward the center of town and Amity Street. The statue Sabrina in the garden is just visible at the bottom of the photograph.

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A view of the Town Common and Boltwood Avenue before Grace Episcopal Church was built and showing Amherst Academy in the background.

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View of Amherst College through the trees on the Town Common.

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View of a group of men on horses in front of the flagpole on the Town Common which was dedicated on July 4, 1899. Names written on verso: Leonard M. Hills, Dr. Perry, Dr. Gates, Charles Edward, George Thayer, Fred Hawley, Julius Trott, Dr. E.M.…

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Crowd standing on the Town Common during the dedication of the new flagpole on July 4, 1899. Carriages pulled by horses are visible in the foreground.

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View of the flag pole with waving American flag which was dedicated on the Town Common on July 4, 1899. Photograph probably taken from a building in Merchants' Row. Written in the Amherst Record of June 28, 1899, "For the first time in many years…

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View of the very grassy south end of the Town Common with the Amherst College Octagon and other college buildings, and the end of Boltwood Avenue, visible in the background. Stated in "The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts" by Carpenter…

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View of the sunken, grassy, and fenced-in south end of the Town Common with Amherst College's College Hill in the background. Stated in "The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts" by Carpenter and Morehouse: "North of College Hill the common…
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