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Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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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.

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Old North Bridge showing Minute Man Statue and Battle Green, 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... Read MORE...

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 ... Read MORE...

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... Read MORE...

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... Read MORE...

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 ...

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1635 - Concord founded
Concord: A History

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

The Battles of Lexington and ...

1791 - March 10 - John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver
News  1826 - At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!
Baltimore Patriot
Baltimore, Maryland
August 10, 1826
17. CONCORD. [Pop. 1,784. Inc 1635.]
The Indian tract called Musketaquid was peacefully purchased of the Indians, and, from this...Read MORE...

1848 - Concord
In the year 1635, Musketaquid was purchased of the Indians, and called Concord, on account of the...Read MORE...

CONCORD, the semi-capital of Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 17 m. NW of Boston, on Concord river. ...Read MORE...

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 Massachusetts, 1890
Concord, the scene of our first triumph in the conflict that made us a nation, is situated in the...Read MORE...

Concord, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., is in Concord township (town), on the...Read MORE...

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