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Members List:

Chairman:
Anita Fenton
Secretary:
Larry Spongberg
Treasurer:
Donna MacLean
Webmaster:
Anita Fenton
Members:
Donmarie Desrosiers
Barbara Beall
Member:
Pamela Hair
Members:
Karl Ottmar

Other Paxton Links

PAXTON TOWN OFFICIALS

MASS.GOV - PAXTON

RICHARDS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

PAXTON CENSUS FIGURES

US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAPS

ST COLUMBA PARISH

PAXTON SUMMARY PROFILE

WACHUSETT REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE

MA DOE PROFILE

PAXTON CENTER CEMETERY

PAXTON HISTORY

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Research Links Description
Genealogies from the History Of Leicester, Massachusetts Helpful, since Paxton land was donated by some of these early settlers.
Worcester County Genweb contains links to other Central Massachusetts Historical Commission sites
www.accessgenealogy.com Geneology research also is rich in census information, family histories and town histories.
MA Local History / Geneology -Worcester County This site provides content about each town from the DHCD
Worcester Public Library Online - History page Contains links to other history/geneology related sites
American Antiquarian Society Catalog of available materials in Worcester, hours, directions, rules for use. Also has an on-line exhibition
History of Marlborough Where some Paxton families came from
Massachusetts Revolutionary War Soldiers Index of names for research
15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Research genealogy, biography w some photos of the men of the 15th Massachusetts
American Memory Library of Congress online materials

Description of Paxton as of 1890 Pp. 530-531 in Nason and Varney's Massachusetts Gazetteer, 1890
Kopola's Tow Asnebumskit Hill Exploration of a small lodge and rope tow that once graced Asnebumskit Hill.
A selection from a decade of visits to tower and studio sites in the Northeast and beyond In 1940, FM radio meant Edwin H. Armstrong, the inventor of the technology. Working with John Shepard, the owner of a Boston department store chain, Armstrong built the first FM network atop two New England peaks: Mount Asnebumskit in Paxton, near Worcester, Mass. and Mount Washington itself.
W1XOJ Exceeds Expectations The Yankee Network, directed by its president, John Shepard, embarked on a program of experimentation with frequency modulation in the Spring of 1937 which has been keenly, watched by the broadcasting art.
Aldrich Astronomical Society An organization of amateur astronomers founded in 1932, that have united to promote their mutual interest in observational astronomy and telescope making. The Society operates and maintains an observatory on a secluded hilltop in Paxton.
Paxton Soil: Official soil of Massachusetts In 1991, the State Legislature designated the Paxton series as the Massachusetts State Soil..
MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs View the photo image gallery of Paxton on file with the EOEA.
Lossing's Field Book of The Revolution Contains a little more about Charles Paxton's involvement with the Hutchinson letters.
A Massachusetts Gazetteer in 1890, Nason and Varney with Numerous Illustrations Rev. Elias Nason, M.A.; revised and enlarged by George J. Varney. Boston: B.B. Russell. 1890, 724 pages .

West Brookfield Historical Commission aesthetically pleasing and content rich site. Read about King Philip's War.
Edwin B Luce Photographic Collection featuring photographs documenting the growth of Worcester at the turn of the century.
Sutton Historical Society Includes cemetery records, town history and links.
Boylston Historical Society Photos, archives - vital records, museum, programs.

First Nations Compact Histories A history of Native American tribes in the United States. Read about the Wampanoag and Nipmuc tribes
King Philip's War An overview presented by PilgrimHall.org
Massachusetts Historical Society features indices, photographs and research suggestions.

 
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