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Washington-traveled Main Street now part of Purple Heart Trail

The Agawam City Council has proclaimed Main Street a part of the Purple Heart Trail, a designation that adds to the honor of the George Washington Memorial Highway.
During the Revolutionary period, George Washington twice traveled through Main Street in Agawam en route to Boston.
The first time was as a general in the Revolutionary War, and then a second time when he was the first president of the United States.
Mayor Richard Cohen, who sponsored the request to make the designation, said Main Street holding the designation is very fitting for the entire town, especially because the road, which is also known as Route 159, has so many locations that honor veterans. READ MORE

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