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Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"Haverhill, hā’ver-il, a city of Essex co., Mass., is situated on the left or N. bank of the Merrimac River, about 18 miles below Lowell. It is 33 miles N. of Boston by the Boston & Maine Railroad, which here crosses the river, and 6 miles N.E. of Lawrence. A bridge over the river connects this city with Bradford. Haverhill contains about 17 churches, 5 national banks, a high school, a city hall, a public library, gas-works, and printing-offices which issue 2 daily and 2 weekly newspapers. Here are extensive manufactures of boots and shoes, hats, caps, bricks, and flannel. The manufacture of boots and shoes is the principal business of the place, and employs about 10,000 men and women. The river is navigable to this town, which is nearly 18 miles from the ocean. Pop. in 1860, 9995; in 1870, 13,092; in 1880, 18,472; in 1890, 27,415."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • 1641 - Haverhill founded
    First settled in 1640, incorporated 1641
    www.wikipedia.org

  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Poet Whittier's Birthplace, built 1688
  • 1708 - August 29 - Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians

    historyorb.com

  • 9. HAVERHILL [Pop. 4,336. Inc. 1643.]
    The Indian name of this place was Pentucket.

    This town was probably named in compliment to the first minister, Mr. Ward, who came from...Read MORE...


  • News 1857 - A Snake on Ice
    A black snake, four or five feet long, the other day attempted to cross a pond in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the ice, but the progress made by his...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    HAVERHILL, a handsome town of Essex co., Massachusetts, situated on the N side of Merrimac river, across which are two bridges, one 1,000 ft., and...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Death of a Centernarian
    The Hon. Moses Wingate died at Haverhill, Massachusetts, yesterday, June 6th, at the advanced age of one hundred years and eight months. He held many ...Read MORE...


  • News 1873 - French Count
    The French Count that married the belle of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who nursed him through the small-pox, has quite recovered, and will soon be...Read MORE...


  • News 1876 - Married at 84
    A maiden lady was married in Haverhill, Massachusetts, last week, after turning her eighty-fourth birthday. This should comfort the hearts of...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - DESTRUCTION BY FIRE.
    Boston, Feb. 18. - Eighty-two shoe and leather firms, representing at least $2,500,000, are wiped out by the fire in Haverhill this morning. More...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Fire
    The loss by the great fire at Haverhill, Massachusetts, is estimated at $2,000,000. The burned territory embraces the largest part of the business...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - Serious Accident
    While the steamers were playing at Washington square, Thursday, Herbert Swett, a lad 15 years of age, in climbing down from the building occupied by...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - Stamps Stolen
    The Haverhill, Massachusetts, post office was burglarized on Wednesday night and $500 in money and $7,000 worth of stamps stolen.
    The Weekly Hawk
    Burlington, Iowa
    November 8, 1883

  • News 1887 - Striking Stitchers Return to Work
    The striking M'Kay stitchers in Haverhill, Massachusetts, held a meeting yesterday and voted to notify the manufacturers that they were ready to go...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - Shoemakers Return to Work
    The shoemakers' troubles at Haverhill, Massachusetts, were settled yesterday and 3,000 men returned to work.
    Tyrone Daily Herald
    Tyrone, Pennsylvania
    January 21, 1890

  • Haverhill Massachusetts, 1890
    HAVERHILL, the Pentucket of the Indians, is an enterprising and uncommonly beautiful city, noted for the manufacture of boots and shoes, and for its...Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - HUNDRED LIVES IN DANGER. Ice In the River at Haverhill Breaks Up While People Are Crossing.
    HAVERHILL, Mass., Dec. 28. - Special Telegram - The Merrimac River was the scene this noon of a narrow escape from a frightful accident. More than...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - Sunday Morning Fire
    HAVERHILL, Mass., Jan. 14. - The two story double house at North Groveland, occupied by Charles E Brown, was burned with its contents this morning....Read MORE...


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  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Square and Merrimack Street. U.S. Post Office on right. Haverhill, Mass.
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Spiller Garrison House
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Haverhill, Mass. Hale Hospital.
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Haverhill Station, B. & M. Depot, January 1905
  • 1907 - November 28 - In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.

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  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    1909 ad
    Atherton-Byard Furniture Co.
    16 Washington Sq., Haverhill, Mass.

    Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Winnikenni Castle
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    North Church
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Winter Street School, 1910
  • News 1913 - Women Barbers
    Haverhill, Massachusetts, master barbers, who have refused to grant the demands of the barbers' union for a $13 minimum wage, have engaged women...Read MORE...


  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • 1916
    Haverhill, ha'ver-hil, a city of Essex co., Mass., situated on the left or N". bank of the Merrimac River, about 18 miles below Lowell. It is 33...Read MORE...


  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Merrimack Street, looking East
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Haverhill Bridge
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Elks' Home
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Bradford Academy
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office


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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)
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Poet Whittier's Birthplace, built 1688

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Washington Square and Merrimack Street. U.S. Post Office on right. Haverhill, Mass.

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Haverhill, Mass. Hale Hospital.

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High School

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Spiller Garrison House


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Haverhill Station, B. & M. Depot, January 1905

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1909 ad
Atherton-Byard Furniture Co.
16 Washington Sq., Haverhill, Mass.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)
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Winnikenni Castle

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)
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City Hall

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North Church

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Winter Street School, 1910

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Main Street

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)
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Merrimack Street, looking East


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Haverhill Bridge

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Elks' Home

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)
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Bradford Academy

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Post Office
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History and News of Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1641 - Haverhill founded
    First settled in 1640, incorporated 1641 www.wikipedia.org
  • 1708 - August 29 - Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians
    historyorb.com
  • 9. HAVERHILL [Pop. 4,336. Inc. 1643.]
    The Indian name of this place was Pentucket.

    This town was probably named in compliment to the first minister, Mr. Ward, who came from... Read MORE...

  • News  1857 - A Snake on Ice
    A black snake, four or five feet long, the other day attempted to cross a pond in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the ice, but the progress made by his... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    HAVERHILL, a handsome town of Essex co., Massachusetts, situated on the N side of Merrimac river, across which are two bridges, one 1,000 ft., and... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Death of a Centernarian
    The Hon. Moses Wingate died at Haverhill, Massachusetts, yesterday, June 6th, at the advanced age of one hundred years and eight months. He held many ... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - French Count
    The French Count that married the belle of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who nursed him through the small-pox, has quite recovered, and will soon be... Read MORE...

  • News  1876 - Married at 84
    A maiden lady was married in Haverhill, Massachusetts, last week, after turning her eighty-fourth birthday. This should comfort the hearts of... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - DESTRUCTION BY FIRE.
    Boston, Feb. 18. - Eighty-two shoe and leather firms, representing at least $2,500,000, are wiped out by the fire in Haverhill this morning. More... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Fire
    The loss by the great fire at Haverhill, Massachusetts, is estimated at $2,000,000. The burned territory embraces the largest part of the business... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - Serious Accident
    While the steamers were playing at Washington square, Thursday, Herbert Swett, a lad 15 years of age, in climbing down from the building occupied by... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - Stamps Stolen
    The Haverhill, Massachusetts, post office was burglarized on Wednesday night and $500 in money and $7,000 worth of stamps stolen. The Weekly Hawk
    Burlington, Iowa
    November 8, 1883
  • News  1887 - Striking Stitchers Return to Work
    The striking M'Kay stitchers in Haverhill, Massachusetts, held a meeting yesterday and voted to notify the manufacturers that they were ready to go... Read MORE...

  • Haverhill Massachusetts, 1890
    HAVERHILL, the Pentucket of the Indians, is an enterprising and uncommonly beautiful city, noted for the manufacture of boots and shoes, and for its... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - Shoemakers Return to Work
    The shoemakers' troubles at Haverhill, Massachusetts, were settled yesterday and 3,000 men returned to work. Tyrone Daily Herald
    Tyrone, Pennsylvania
    January 21, 1890
  • News  1893 - HUNDRED LIVES IN DANGER. Ice In the River at Haverhill Breaks Up While People Are Crossing.
    HAVERHILL, Mass., Dec. 28. - Special Telegram - The Merrimac River was the scene this noon of a narrow escape from a frightful accident. More than... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - Sunday Morning Fire
    HAVERHILL, Mass., Jan. 14. - The two story double house at North Groveland, occupied by Charles E Brown, was burned with its contents this morning.... Read MORE...

  • haverhill a recollection


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  • 1907 - November 28 - In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
    historyorb.com
  • News  1913 - Women Barbers
    Haverhill, Massachusetts, master barbers, who have refused to grant the demands of the barbers' union for a $13 minimum wage, have engaged women... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Haverhill, ha'ver-hil, a city of Essex co., Mass., situated on the left or N". bank of the Merrimac River, about 18 miles below Lowell. It is 33... Read MORE...

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