3/11/1888 Great blizzard 6-8 feet of snow. The town was completely shut off from outside communication.
3/9/1896 First woman, Mrs. L.J. Bruce, was appointed as member of the school committee
3/16/1886 First time Westfield was lighted by electricity
3/19/1885 Westfield voted to establish a high school
3/20/1676 Order from Boston to abandon Westfield and move to the fort in Springfield due to the threat of Indian attack during the King Philip’s War. Westfield refused and them order was withdrawn, but Boston said they could not help defend Westfield from attack.