Help Solve These Granville Mysteries!

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Help Solve These Granville Mysteries!

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Unidentified House, Granville, Massachusetts
Unidentified house. Summer 1941 photo taken by Herbert Hiers. The home of Martin Petersen in 1941.

Unidentified House, Granville, Massachusetts
Unidentified house. 1941 photo by Herbert Hiers. The home of Charles Johnson in 1941.

Tryon / Chapman House, Granville, Massachusetts
A log cabin, home of Willard Tryon in 1941. Herbert Hiers photo.

Do you know anything about this house? Location?

In The Orchard, 1922
Photos taken in the Dickinson orchard.

Can you confirm the identities of the people in the photos? Educated guesses:

Top Photo: Lempie Kallio, Ethel Dickinson, Edith Dickinson
Second Photo: Edith Dickinson, Viola Bettinger, Ethel…

Grace and Myrtie, 1923
Grace and Myrtie who?

From the Viola Elizabeth Bettinger (1899-1983) photo album. Viola Bettinger was a teacher at the old Granville Village School during the early 1920's. Her photo album was donated to the Granville Library Historical Room. All…

Don [Dickinson?] and Joe, 1921
From the Viola Elizabeth Bettinger (1899-1983) photo album. This photo was shared on the Granville-Tolland Community Forum page (Facebook) in February 2021. The question: Who is in this photo?

Jackie Wackerbarth Arnold provided the following,…

Unknown Person, Bettinger Album, 1923
Unknown person (T?) at Noble (Hospital?) and Middlefield.

From the Viola Elizabeth Bettinger (1899-1983) photo album. Viola Bettinger was a teacher at the old Granville Village School during the early 1920's. Her photo album was donated to the…

Edith Mielow, 1922
Name needs clarification. Is "Mielow" the middle or last name? Is the last name Dickinson?

From the Viola Elizabeth Bettinger (1899-1983) photo album. Viola Bettinger was a teacher at the old Granville Village School during the early 1920's. Her…

Mystery Tintypes From Joyce Hiers Jones Collection
Matt Jones brought these four tintypes to the Historical Room wondering if the people match any photos in the museum's collection. They are from the collection of Matt's mom, Joyce Hiers Jones. Matt and Joyce are Cooley descendants and there is a…

Old Man Sitting In Front Of An Old Cabin, Granville, Massachusetts
Photo from the Miles Rose family collection, probably late 1800's. No notation on the photo identifying the person or place.

Carol Laun, historian and archivist at the Salmon Brook Historical Society (Granby), noticed this photo and commented as…

World War I Armistice Celebration Parade
Parade with motor vehicles and celebrants. Signs read: "Kaiser Bill Has Gone To Hell", "Our Flag Has Never Come Down And Never Will, Nelly & Gang", "Who's Boss Now?" and "Danger Explosives." The photo has no notations providing further information.

Unidentified House
Photo of unidentified house. Donated to Historical Room 2018 with no information.
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Jim Moore

Greetings -

I was looking for the site of this rock and found your website:

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:dj52xf01x

Now as to your list of unknowns, I have two postcards showing the falls labeled as Z108. One is an exact duplicate of that photo and labeled "Brown's Falls, Granville, Mass." The second is almost the same but missing the man and dog. It is called "The Falls, Granville, Center, Mass." Not a lot to go on but may provide some clues.

Regards,

Jim Moore

Pittsfield, MA

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