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Historic Deerfield

In winter darkness in 1704, hundreds of French and Indian warriors swept down on the frontier town, killed dozens of villagers, and forced 112 captives to march to Canada.

Editor's Note: James L.

One terrible night came to symbolize the whole struggle for supremacy on the North American continent

Our traditional picture of colonial New England is essentially a still life. Peaceful little villages. Solid, strait-laced, steadily productive people. A landscape serene, if not bountiful.

As it Looked Ninety Years Ago…

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