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    (1655- )
    Born in United States
    Population: 40,117 (2019)
    Located in Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Located between the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range
    Home of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, Wistariahurst Museum, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, Holyoke Canal System and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
    Named after English colonist Elizur Holyoke
    It has a high violent crime rate.
    Its population went up and down in the 20th Century.
    The first Holyoke Dam out of the three immediately broke apart following its completion (November 19, 1848).
    78 people were killed in the Precious Blood Church fire (May 27, 1875).
    25 military and civilian passengers were killed in a crash on Mount Tom while boarding on a B-17 (September 9, 1946).
    The Holyoke Opera House was burned down (October 29, 1967).
    Mixed reviewed movies such as 'Malice' and 'The Reincarnation of Peter Proud' were filmed here.
    It was the country's first planned industrial city.
    It is the city where volleyball was invented.
    The Venturi meter was invented at the Holyoke Testing Flume.
    Notable boxing events took place here including Sixto Escobar's world champion victory and Rocky Marciano's pro debut.
    The bodybuilding documentary movie 'Pumping Iron' was filmed here.
    The University of Notre Dame's fight song, 'Victory March,' was first performed here.
    It had the country's first street railway to have exothermic welding.
    It wasn't affected by the 1965 Northeast Blackout.
    It used to be big paper manufacturer resulted in the nickname 'Paper City.'
    Its annual St. Patrick's Day parade is the second largest behind New York City.
    Its shopping mall is among one of the largest in the New England region.
    The Hazen Company, headquartered here, is the company that creates a holographic cover for a Super Bowl program.

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