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Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA People, Pictures and News From the Past
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Newton was settled in 1630 as part of "the newe towne", which was renamed Cambridge in 1638. Roxbury minister John Eliot convinced the Native American people of Nonantum, a sub-tribe of the Massachusetts led by a sachem named Waban, to relocate to Natick in 1651, fearing that they would be exploited by colonists. Newton was incorporated as a separate town, known as Cambridge Village, in 1688, then renamed Newtown in 1691, and finally Newton in 1766. It became a city in 1873. wikipedia
4. NEWTON. [Pop. 3,351. Inc. 1691.] Newton is a corruption of New Town, by which name this part of Cambridge was called after it was dropped by the alder part of the town. Previously it had been called Cambridge Village.
The Indian name was Nonantum, and the hill on which the apostle Eliot collected the first congre...Read MORE...
1848 - Newton The exact period of the commencement of the settlement of Newton is unknown. It was originally a part of Cambridge, and was styled Cambridge Village, or New Cambridge. It was incorporated in I&91. This is a beautiful agricultural and manufacturing town, the Noanntum of the Indians. It is 12 miles S....Read MORE...
1871 - Express Delivery At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly manufactured by himself for that purpose. The box was five feet long, three feet high, and furnished with provisions and all necessary articles pertaining to...Read MORE...
1872 - Boston pays its female teachers an average of $67.92 per month, and Newton $65.54. These are the highest in the State. The lowest is the town of New Ashford, which pays only $16. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan March 16, 1872 Added: 4/27/2014 7:46:45 PM - 1 Updated: 6/17/2014 7:33:36 PM - 1
1889 - 200th Anniversary The city of Newton, one of Boston's suburbs, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary as a town on the 27th. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan January 5, 1889 Added: 4/3/2014 4:19:17 PM - 1 Updated: 6/17/2014 7:34:02 PM - 1
Newton Massachusetts, 1890 NEWTON is a large and handsome city of residences, having also its manufacturing localities, and is rapidly increasing in population and wealth. It lies in the southeastern extremity of Middlesex County, and adjoins the Brighton district of Boston on the east and the West Roxbury district on the sou...Read MORE...
1891 - First Fig Newton The Kennedy Biscuit Works (later Nabisco) used a machine invented by James Henry Mitchell to mass-produce the first Fig Newton Cookies and named it for the town of Newton, MA.
1905 Newton, a banking city of Middlesex co., Mass., adjoining Boston on the WSW., on the Boston and Albany R. It contains several villages, namely, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Auburndale, West Newton, Newton Highlands, etc. It has the Lasell Seminar, the N...Read MORE...
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