9/2/1906 President Roosevelt visited Westfield
9/3/1783 Treaty of Peace signed between Great Britain and U.S. celebrated by cannon firing and public banquet on the green.
9/3/ 1919 The statue of Revolutionary hero, General William Shepard, dedicated downtown Westfield
9/4/1839 First Normal School (college for training teachers) opened in Barre, Ma. but transferred to Westfield in 1844. One of the oldest teaching schools in the country.
9/8/1775 3 Westfield men killed in the Battle of Lake George, NY
9/11/1911 Tekoa Golf Country Club opened on Western Avenue (present site of WSU)
9/11/1884 First time free textbooks were introduced in Westfield schools
9/28/1816 Town records noted “frost every month of summer, then severe drought, corn failed and almost no crops gathered”.
9/29/1901 Y.M.C.A. building dedicated on Elm St. (Rinova Building) (Also, see May 22)
9/1776 Captain John Bancroft of Pochassic Street published as “enemy of his country” (charged as being a spy for the British). His home is the second oldest brick building still standing in Western Ma.