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Origin of the name "Agawam"

Posted by [email protected] on June 23, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (53)

As we all know, our town's name is Agawam. A good solid Indian/Native American name! And if we were to take a poll on where the name came from, 75% of the town would probably answer, it's Mawaga, the name of the Indians who lived in this area, spelled backwards! And although it's true that Agawam backwards is Mawaga, the other half of that statement is not true. So where does the name Agawam come from?

The most detailed history book on Agawam is by Edith LaFrancis. And this is what the ...

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Letter from our new president.

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Members:


I am very pleased to be the next president of the Agawam Historical Association and to follow in the footsteps of Marilyn Curry. She has been a dedicated and faithful leader and I am sure I will seek her counsel often.


I grew up in Granville and went to high school in Southwick. I received my BA from Saint Michael’s College and my MBA from UMass Boston. I am currently a Commercial Credit Analyst at Freedom Credit Union and have been a...

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