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Deerfield

Deerfield. 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.

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