Pittsfield’s 1791 Baseball Bylaw (Digital Extra)

Pittsfield’s 1791 Baseball Bylaw (Digital Extra)

Several years ago a bylaw dating to 1791 was discovered in Pittsfield, banning the play of several games, including one called “base ball.” This is the earliest recorded mention of the game in the United States, so is Pittsfield the birthplace of Baseball as we know...
Off the Beaten Path: Housatonic

Off the Beaten Path: Housatonic

Nestled in the shadow of the Berkshire town of Great Barrington lies the small village of Housatonic, along the river of the same name. A former bustling mill town, these days Housatonic is described by some residents as “the land that time forgot,” a throwback to a...