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ID: 2049596
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Chicopee (inhabited place)  Chicopee (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 072 36 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -72.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Chicopee & Connecticut rivers; name is Amerindian for "cedar tree"; industrialization began with damming of river for cotton mill construction 1825; other industries include radios, tires & sports equipment.

Names:
Chicopee (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Massachusetts (state)  ............  Massachusetts (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Hampden (county)  ................  Hampden (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Chicopee (inhabited place)  ....................  Chicopee (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in 1650s
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1890
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Chicopee..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 200
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010778
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 200
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25010778
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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