Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills)
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Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
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Dartmouth was first settled in 1650 and was officially incorporated in 1664. It was named for the town of Dartmouth, Devon, England, from where the Puritans originally intended to depart for America. The land was purchased with trading goods from the Wampanoag chiefs Massasoit and Wamsutta by elders of the Plymouth Colony; reportedly thirty yards of cloth, eight moose skins, fifteen axes, fifteen hoes, fifteen pairs of shoes, one iron pot, and ten shillings' worth of assorted goods...
Dartmouth is divided into two primary sections: North Dartmouth and South Dartmouth. The use of "North" and "South" is no longer official, only colloquial...
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4. DARTMOUTH. [Pop. 4,155. Inc. 1664.] Dartmouth once included the great towns of New Bedford, Fairhaven, and Westport, and still its dimensions and population are considerable.
Some of its vesseL are engaged in the whale fishery, but the inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the cod fishery, in farming, and in the manufacture of ...Read MORE...
1849 - Capt Joseph Weldon, of Dartmouth, Mass, has remitted $3000 in gold from California to his family. With his schooner Favorite, 30 tons, he was earning $1000 a month on the Sacramento.genealogybank.com
Boston Evening Transcript
October 4, 1849
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DARTMOUTH, a township of Bristol co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S. 65 m. S of Boston, intersected by Aponiganset river, which flows into Buzzard's bay, in the SE of the co. Pop. in 1840, 4,135.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge,
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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1876 - EarthquakeA distinct shock of earthquake was felt on the 22d at New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth, Massachusetts.Arizona Weekly Citizen
September 30, 1876
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1877 - Avid ReaderPublishers of newspapers seldom meet with such conscientious subscribers as one Mrs. Butts, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Although seventy-five years old, she is reported to have recently walked from her home to New Bedford - a distance of fourteen miles - for the sole purpose of paying her...Read MORE... Dartmouth Massachusetts, 1890Dartmouth is a large farming, fishing and manufacturing town in the southern part of Bristol County, bordering on the other section of Buzzard's Bay [sic]. It is bounded on the north by Fall River and Freetown, on the east by New Bedford, on the west by Westport, and south by Buzzard's Bay. The...Read MORE... 1899 - DartmouthDartmouth. - This town was formed from so-called "common land" on June 8, 1664, and included the territory called Acushena, Ponagansett and Coakset. The bounds of the town were defined June 3, 1668. From this territory New Bedford was set off February 23, 1787, Westport July 2, 1787; New Bedford...Read MORE...
Dartmouth, a post township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., 2 miles W. of New Bedford, is bounded on the SE. by Buzzards Bay. Pop. in 1900, 3669. The banking point is New Bedford.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1
Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916
J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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1930 - SEVEN INJURED AS BUS HITS AUTO. Latter Vehicle Is Knocked Ten Feet Off Road at Dartmouth, Mass.(By Associated Press)
New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 11. - Seven persons were injured, two severely when a Union Street Railway bus operating between Providence and New Bedford, struck a sedan on the state road in Dartmouth yesterday. The bus knocked the sedan 10 feet off the road and then struck a...Read MORE...
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