Ashfield — Prominent Men

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      The town has produced a goodly number of men who have attained distinction and become ornaments to society. From this town has originated a larger number of evangelical ministers of the gospel than from any other town in the county. Prof. Alvan Clark, the widely-known astronomer and telescope-manufacturer, of Cambridge, is a native of the town. President William S. Clark, of Amherst Agricultural College, was also born in the town, and is a son of Dr. Atherton.

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