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Tango0113 Feb 2021 9:23 p.m. PST

…February 29, 1704

"The colonists in the tiny frontier settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1704 were aware of surrounding danger. The French and British were fighting Queen Anne's War for control of the continent. Deerfield, under British rule, was in danger of attack by the French. As a precaution, the town folk stayed within the town's palisade, a tall wooden fence enclosing the area. But they did not expect an attack in the middle of winter. On February 29, 1704, between 200 and 300 French soldiers and their Native American allies surprised and raided Deerfield. The results for the townspeople were disastrous…."
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Feb 2021 11:15 p.m. PST

From America's Library (Library of Congress).

Oddball14 Feb 2021 7:53 a.m. PST

Deerfield was also burned during the King Phillip War in 1675 I believe.

Unlucky town to this day.

Tango0114 Feb 2021 3:46 p.m. PST



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