Sources

This page lists the major sources of information for the website. In addition to the sources below, I also used various old maps of Ludlow and took several trips around town and into the woods to find and verify information.

Books

One of the best sources of information on the history of Ludlow is, "A History of Ludlow Massachusetts" by Herbert L. McChesney. This book has a lot of information on the history of the town and is a great read for anyone interested in the history of Ludlow. It can be bought at the Ludlow Town Hall.

Another, much older book written on the history of Ludlow is "The History of Ludlow" by Alfred Noon. This book was written 100 years before McChesney's book and therefore the copyright term on it has since expired. A link to where it can be read and downloaded is on the "Links" page.

There is another book written by Karen E. Pilon that is a part of the "Images of America" series and is the most recent history book about Ludlow. The book has many great pictures of Ludlow from the 19th and 20th Centuries and can be bought from Amazon for just under $20.

Most of the information about the Connecticut River Valley before Ludlow was settled came from Josiah Gilbert Holland's, "The History of Western Massachusetts" which, like Noon's book, is now also no longer under copyright. A link to where it can be read and downloaded is on the "Links" page.