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1 Village (1990 pop. 17,327), Cook and Lake counties, NE Ill., a residential suburb of Chicago; inc. 1903. The huge Sara Lee Bakery is its major industry, and there is other light manufacturing. 2 Town (1990 pop. 5,018), NW Mass., on the Deerfield River; inc. 1677. In a 1704 Native American attack nearly 50 inhabitants were killed; most of the survivors were taken to Canada, and some were killed on the way. Old Deerfield St. is lined with 18th-century houses. Deerfield Academy, one of the country's foremost private secondary schools, is in the town.


river, 70 mi (113 km) long, rising in S Vt. and flowing S into NW Mass., then SE to the Connecticut River at Greenfield, Mass. The river has extensive hydroelectric facilities but is also a canoeing and kayaking hub.
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committee voted not to revoke a permit for a quarry that some believe is causing damage to nearby properties in the town of Deerfield, Wis.
The town of Deerfield also skipped a moratorium and is considering a plan to restrict dispensaries to industrial zones, said Wendy Foxmyn, interim town administrator.
Demos' story starts on the night of February 29th, 1704 when the small New England frontier town of Deerfield is raided.
The attack by the French and Indians on the town of Deerfield, a Puritan outpost, on Feb.
Originally part of the town of Deerfield and known as "Green River," the area was first occupied by English colonists in 1673, permanently settled in 1727, and set off from the parent town and incorporated as the Town of Greenfield in 1753.
The male heads of the earliest Greenfield households originated primarily from the parent and neighboring town of Deerfield.
By contrast, the town of Deerfield has capitalized on its own massacre by creating and maintaining a museum of artifacts and has reconstructed the old village to simulate the 1700 era.