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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part VIII

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 122! This week we continue with the story of Isaac Ball and the dispossession of Mohican land around Stockbridge, written by Rick Wilcox.  Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family 1772-1781, Part VIIIIsaac Ball (1744-1784)Rick Wilcox 2022 Before we continue with the main story, I wanted to mention that...

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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part VII

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 121! This week we continue with the story of Isaac Ball and the dispossession of Mohican land around Stockbridge, written by Rick Wilcox.  Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family 1772-1781, Part VIIIsaac Ball (1744-1784)Rick Wilcox 2022 Town Meeting Record Book [1] At the annual Town Meeting on March...

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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part VI

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 120! This week, we continue with the story of Isaac Ball and the dispossession of Mohican land around Stockbridge, written by Rick Wilcox.  Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family 1772-1781, Part VIIsaac Ball (1744-1784)Rick Wilcox 2022 Last week we shared information from the Indian Proprietor Records concerning Isaac...

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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part V

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 119! This week we continue with the “Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, 1772-1781” written by Rick Wilcox. He shares the story of Isaac Ball and his role in the Mohicans losing their land in and around Stockbridge. Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family 1772-1781,...

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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part IV

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 118! This week we continue with the “Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, 1772-1781,” written by Rick Wilcox. He shares the story of Isaac Ball and his role in the Mohicans losing their land in and around Stockbridge. Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family 1772-1781,...

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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part II

This week we continue a new series titled “Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, 1772-1781” written by Rick Wilcox. Over the next several weeks, Rick will share the story of Isaac Ball and his role in the Mohicans losing their land in and around Stockbridge. Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball...

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Bidwell Lore – The Dispossession of Mohican Land by the Ball Family, Part I

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 115! This week we begin a new series titled “Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by the Ball Family, 1772-1781” written by Rick Wilcox. Over the next few weeks, Rick will share the story of Isaac Ball and his role in the Mohicans losing their land. Dispossession of Stockbridge Mohican Land by...

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Bidwell Lore – The End of An Oration by Barnabas Bidwell

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 114! This week we come to the end of the speech that Reverend Bidwell’s son Barnabas Bidwell delivered on July 4th, 1795, during an Independence celebration in Stockbridge. You can read Part I HERE, Part II HERE, Part III HERE, Part IV HERE, and Part V HERE. Note: The original speech Barnabas Bidwell delivered is VERY long...

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Bidwell Lore – An Oration by Barnabas Bidwell, Part V

Welcome to Bidwell Lore number 113! This week we continue to share the speech that Reverend Bidwell’s son Barnabas Bidwell delivered on July 4th 1795 during an Independence celebration in Stockbridge. You can read Part I HERE, Part II HERE, Part III HERE and Part IV HERE. Note: The original speech Barnabas Bidwell delivered is VERY long. I can only hope July...