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Greenfield,town (1990 pop. 18,666), seat of Franklin co., NW Mass., at the confluence of the Deerfield and Green rivers, near their junction with the Connecticut; settled 1686, set off from Deerfield and inc. 1753. The first cutlery factory in the United States was established there in the early 1800s. Other products include silverware, electronic components, and lumber. Agriculture and dairy farming are also important. The town, the eastern terminus of the Mohawk TrailMohawk Trail.
1 Old road (c.100 mi/160 km long) in central New York state following the Mohawk River. It was the sole route through the Appalachians by which thousands of settlers emigrated from the Eastern seaboard to the Midwest.
..... Click the link for more information. , was the site of many Native American attacks until 1735. A historical museum is in the town. Asher BenjaminBenjamin, Asher,
1773–1845, American architect, b. Greenfield, Mass. His Country Builder's Assistant was published in 1797 and The American Builder's Companion, with Daniel Reynard, in 1806.
..... Click the link for more information. was born there, and several buildings designed by him remain. Poet's Seat Tower provides a spectacular view of the town.
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Semirural real property that is undeveloped (except for possible agricultural use) and is being considered as a site for development.
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denoting or located in a rural area which has not previously been built on
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greenfieldA brand new installation of hardware or software without having to integrate new elements into existing ones. Contrast with "brownfield," which is an upgrade to the current system. Greenfield and brownfield are building industry terms that refer to clean, undeveloped land (green) versus contaminated land or land with existing structures (brown). The terms may refer to network installations as well. See green, greenware and greenwashing.
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