Great pics and video again. It's too bad; from what I've seen in old maps of holyoke, I'm assuming that building was one of the very first Holyoke industrial-era factories...?
Thanks Tony,Yes, Parsons was the first paper company in Holyoke, but that wasn't the first Parsons Mill. The first was down by the river near HG&E.
I grew up in Holyoke and my father’s first and ONLY job was at Parson Paper Mill, from age 21 to the day he died at 58 he work at Parson. He would come home from working the 3rd shift covered in speckles of paper. He was a good man, a working man, never moving into upper management because of an undiagnosed learning disability. He died ten year ago but somehow a little part of him died again. I now live in NYC and grateful for your photos and videos.
We found ash from the fire in our back yard in South Hadley
Thanks for all the photos/info! I check your blog every so often and always find it to be interesting!
What was the thing pictured in the 1st picture? A letter head? Hope someone has a good one so its not lost forever to history.
I'm still finding ash all over the Flatts from the fire. The thing in the first picture appears to be some sort of specialty paper product. It says something on the back, "break at starline and strip strip away".
i went into the number tree byilding theres some papers in the base mint i took them but theres plenty then some guy yelled at me from the other side
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