Concord, Massachusetts, USA - Old North Bridge showing Minute Man Statue and Battle Green, Concord, Mass.
Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Old North Bridge showing Minute Man Statue and Battle Green, Concord, Mass.
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Concord, Massachusetts, USA - Hawthorne's Wayside, Concord, Mass.
Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Hawthorne's Wayside, Concord, Mass.

"The Wayside in Concord, Massachusetts is a National Historic Landmark lived in by three American Literary figures: Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sidney and... Read MORE...

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Concord, Massachusetts, USA - Wright Tavern, Concord, Mass.
Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Wright Tavern, Concord, Mass.

"Wright's Tavern is a historic tavern located in the center of Concord, Massachusetts. It is now a National Historic Landmark owned by the Society of the First... Read MORE...

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Concord, Massachusetts, USA - The Alcott House
Concord, Massachusetts, USA

The Alcott House

"Orchard House is a historic house museum in Concord, Massachusetts, USA. It was the longtime home of Amos Bronson Alcott (1799–1888) and his family, including his daughter Louisa ... Read MORE...

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Concord, Massachusetts, USA - The Old Manse
Concord, Massachusetts, USA

The Old Manse

"The Old Manse was built in 1770 for Rev. William Emerson, father of minister Rev. William Emerson and grandfather of transcendentalist writer and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson. The... Read MORE...

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Concord, Massachusetts, USA - The
Concord, Massachusetts, USA

The "Minute Man"

Sculpted by Daniel Chester French, the base is inscribed with the lines of Emerson's poem.

In Concord, at the Old North Bridge within the Minuteman National Historic Park, are... Read MORE...

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Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
The area which became the town of Concord was originally known as "Musketaquid," situated at the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers. The name Musketaquid was an Algonquian word for "grassy plain," fitting the area's low-lying marshes and kettle holes. Native Americans had cultivated corn crops there; the rivers were rich with fish and the land was lush and arable. However, the area was largely depopulated by the smallpox plague that swept across the Americas after the arrival of Europeans.

In 1635, a group of settlers from Britain led by Rev. Peter Bulkley and Major Simon Willard negotiated a land purchase with the remnants of the local tribe. Bulkley was an influential religious leader who "carried a good number of planters with him into the woods". Willard was a canny trader who spoke the Algonquian language and had gained the trust of Native Americans. Their six-square-mile purchase formed the basis of the new town, which was called "Concord" in appreciation of the peaceful acquisition.
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1635 - Concord founded

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1775 - American Revolution
First battle of American Revolution fought at Lexington and Concord

The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolutionary war on April 19, 1775. The British Army set out from Boston to capture rebel leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington as well as to...Read MORE...



1791 - March 10 - John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver

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News  1826 - At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!

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August 10, 1826
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17. CONCORD. [Pop. 1,784. Inc 1635.]
The Indian tract called Musketaquid was peacefully purchased of the Indians, and, from this circumstance, called Concord.

Concord originally included the towns of Acton, Carlisle, and part of Bedford.

The county courts meeting alternately at Concord and Cambridge, these are...Read MORE...



1848 - Concord
In the year 1635, Musketaquid was purchased of the Indians, and called Concord, on account of the peaceable manner in which it was obtained, as appears by the testimony of two settlers, William Buttrick and Richard Rice, and two Christian Indians of Natick, Jehojakin and Jethro. They unitedly...Read MORE...


1859
CONCORD, the semi-capital of Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 17 m. NW of Boston, on Concord river. Pop. 1,784.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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News  1872 - Burning of R. W. Emerson's Residence at Concord, Mass.
From the Boston Traveller, July 24.

The homestead occupied by Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Concord, was entirely destroyed by fire this morning, the walls of the first story and the outbuildings only being left standing. Fire was discovered in the roof at about 6½ o'clock by a workman in Mr....Read MORE...



Concord Massachusetts, 1890
Concord, the scene of our first triumph in the conflict that made us a nation, is situated in the central part of Middlesex County, 18 miles northwest of Boston, by the Fitchburg Railroad. The Lowell Division of the Old Colony Railroad, and the Boston and Lowell, also pass through it, each having a ...Read MORE...


1916
Concord, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., is in Concord township (town), on the Concord River, here formed by the junction of the Assabet and Sudbury rivers, and on the Boston and Maine R., 20 miles WNW. of Boston. It is the seat of a state reformatory, and manufactures harnesses,...Read MORE...



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