Palmer is a lovely town. Many people only see it while driving to or from UMass-Amherst, but it has a lot to offer. It's 32 square miles of rolling countryside. It's also got the Palmer Motorsports Park for car racing.
There were once almost seven different railroads going through Palmer.
Unlike most towns in Massachusetts, the villages maintain their own water and fire departments or rely on their neighbors for help. There's no town-wide system.
Palmer was named after Chief Justice Palmer.
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Let me know if you have any other notes, photos, or trivia to add for Palmer! All photos here were taken by me, Lisa Shea.
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