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  1. Historically, the English county of Berkshire has been bordered to the north by the ancient boundary of the River Thames. However, much of the border with Oxfordshire in the western part of the county was moved in 1974. Alfred the Great was born in Wantage, historically in Berkshire, but now in Oxfordshire for administrative purposes. The Great Western Railway reached Didcot in 1839. MG was founded in Abingdon in 1929. The Vale of White Horse and parts of Oxfordshire south of the ...

  2. David Nash Ford covers county history, maps, towns and villages, churches, castles and houses. The inhabitants are not forgotten, with biographies and family history.

  3. Published in Berkshire History (Spring 1971) Vol. I, No. 1. This article, about the first building of Pittsfield’s library, transcribed by Hunter Gero, 2017. “ Literary Life in Nineteenth-Century Berkshire County ” by Luther Stearns Mansfield. Published in Berkshire History (Spring 1976) Vol II, No. 1.

  4. 10/11/2022 · The Invisible Community: African Americans in Berkshire County was a project of the Berkshire County Historical Society in the late 1990s. Ethnic groups, most notably the African-American community, have traditionally been overlooked in histories of Berkshire County. The Invisible Community project intended to collect information on the historic ...

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › BerkshiresBerkshires - Wikipedia

    The Berkshires are a highland geologic region located in the western parts of Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut. The term "Berkshires" is normally used by locals in reference to the portion of the Vermont-based Green Mountains that extend south into western Massachusetts; the portion extending further south into northwestern Connecticut is grouped with the Connecticut portion of the Taconic Mountains and referred to as either the Northwest Hills or Litchfield Hills. Also ...

    • 2,841 ft (866 m)
    • Crum Hill
    • 98 mi (158 km) north-south
    • Massachusetts and Connecticut
  6. Berkshire’s origins can be traced back to the mid-seventh century. For the next 200 years, the area was fought over repeatedly until the Saxon kings of Wessex finally secured all of the land to the south of the River Thames. After the Norman Conquest, William the Conqueror began construction around 1070 of a castle at Windsor.

  7. 10/03/2020 · Berkshire Hathaway had made its mark as a textile company (its founders had all owned textile firms in the New England region), but by 1967 Buffett was taking the company on a different path,...