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Not Pynchon

Not a statue of Pynchon but Chapin; although it is often called that. It is also called the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
David S
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Good if you are into History like me!

As well all know the puritans were the first non native american settlers in what is now the US. If... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
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May 29, 2018
“Not Pynchon”
Mar 14, 2018
“Good if you are into History like me!”
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The Founder of Springfield and Roxbury, Massachusetts. Wrote books and was a very wealthy men.
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State St, Springfield, MA 01105
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Not a statue of Pynchon but Chapin; although it is often called that. It is also called the Pilgram; also inaccurate

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 15 March 2018

As well all know the puritans were the first non native american settlers in what is now the US. If you look into history you would see that they had a good relationship with the Indians in the beginning. The relationship grew weary after time...More

Thank Ben h
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This men travel to the west not knowing what he was going to encounter and was noble enough to let the Indian have their land on the other side of the Connecticut river. So he started a Christian community that today we know as Springfield.

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

As a professional researcher and former resident of the Springfield area I can say it is very well documented that this is in fact Deacon Samuel Chapin. Another early settler of Springfield, MA.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Amid the museums and library of Springfield. Nice, historical statue on attractive grounds. Not much else to say about the statue

Thank bt1sw2000
Reviewed 15 December 2015

There is a lot more research that it can be done. This men was a very nice person and a very important to american history. He founded his colony with very strong christian values which as we all know are being loss today. His family...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 24 November 2015

William was a gentlemen who was very noble he establish two community in Massachusetts. Roxbury and Springfield. He was a fair gentlemen who let the Native Indians have their land in the side of Agawam and instead decide it to build his village on the...More

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