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Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

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Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River, and was officially incorporated in 1642. At that time the area included present day towns of Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, and parts of Stoneham and Wilmington. In 1730 Wilmington separated from Woburn. In 1799 Burlington separated from Woburn; in 1850 Winchester did so, too.

Woburn got its name from Woburn, Bedfordshire.wikipedia



Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

Horn Pond and Pumping Station. Woburn, Mass.

Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

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1642 - Woburn founded
First settled in 1640, incorporated in 1642
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1763 - The Black Horse Tavern opened for business in 1763 in South Woburn.

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1780 - May 19, 1780 was recorded as the “Dark Day”. Conditions were probably caused by numerous forest fires in upstate New York and in Canada. (Woburn)

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1802 - The first boats ran on the Middlesex Canal on April 22, 1802, the Canal actually opened for business in 1803. The Middlesex Canal was the first regional transportation canal in the United States.

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1835 - The year 1835 brought trains to Woburn. On May 27th the “Stephenson” engine ran a trial trip to the Town. The Boston and Lowell Railroad opened for business on Wednesday, June 24 of that year.

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1839 - Charles Goodyear produced first vulcanized rubber in Woburn

1839 - The first newspaper, the Woburn Sentinel began in 1839.

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6. WOBURN. [Pop. 2,993. Inc. 1642.]
Woburn, when a part of Charlestown, was called Charlestown Village.

Horn Pond, a...Read MORE...

1848 - Woburn
WOBURN at the period of its first settlement was called “Charlestown Village;" it was incorporated...Read MORE...

1885 - Electric lights were first introduced in town on July 21, 1885. (Woburn)

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Woburn Massachusetts, 1890
WOBURN is a very pleasant and prosperous city in the easterly part of Middlesex County, 10 miles...Read MORE...

1906
Woburn (local pron. woo'burn), a city of Middlesex co., Mass., 10 miles NNW. of Boston, on the...Read MORE...

News  1915 - Woburn Chemical Works Burned
The greatest property damage was done at a fire that destroyed the Merrimac Chemical Company's...Read MORE...

1951 - Route 128 opened in 1951.

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1959 - Dial telephone was introduced to Woburn in 1959

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