I wonder which jobs brought their families to Williamstown?  Possibly the tourist trade unless
these students were children of field workers such as tobacco or apple pickers. 
From: etherman23
To: nostratic@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 7:41 AM
Subject: [nostratic] Haverhillian (was: Re: extinction of a list)

--- In nostratic@yahoogroups.com, "Geraldine Reinhardt" <waluk@......>
> ***  I think if you had been present at Harvard when JFK attended
> you might have heard similar accents.  Also, Williamstown in the
> Berkshires is home to Williams College and attracts Mohawk Trail
> leaf gawkers in autumn and Tanglewood audiences in summer. 
> This might account for the large number of southern accents you
> heard.  Or maybe all the folks there are readying themselves to
> vote for Edwards in the upcoming primary << grin >>.

Actually these were all local high school students with the funny
accents. Perhaps there's just a lot of immigrants from the south.