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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Lynn includes: Highlands, Lakeside, Lynnhurst, Raddins, Wyoma, and Glenmere (East Lynn).


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  • 1629 - Lynn is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1629 - The first tannery in the U.S. began operations in Lynn.


  • 1845 - LYNN. [Pop. 9,369. Inc. 1637.]
    Lynn, called Saugus by the Indians, was named after a town of the same name in England. The eastern part of Lynn still retains its original name...Read MORE...


  • 1850 - Lynn is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - Lynn
    Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Massachusetts, on the Eastern railroad, 9 miles N. N. E. from Boston. Lat. 42° 27' 51" N.. Ion. 70° 67' 27" W. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - February 22 – Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Massachusetts, strike successfully for higher wages. The strike spreads throughout New England and eventually involves 20,000 workers.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 22, 1860

  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
    Made in Lynn, MA

    Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and ... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - May 19 - 1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts)

    historyorb.com

  • News 1889 - $10,000,000 FIRE! A CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES. Lynn, Mass. Desolated. - Boston Subscribes Nearly a Million Dollars For the Sufferers.
    Lynn, Mass, the city of shoes, was visited Tuesday afternoon by the greatest fire in its history and with two exceptions the conflagration is the most...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - Accidentally Shot Dead
    LYNN, Mass., Nov. 27. - William F. Sartelle, of Worcester, Massachusetts, a performer in a dime museum here, was shot dead last night. He was performi...Read MORE...


  • Lynn Massachusetts, 1890
    LYNN is a manufacturing town on the seaboard in the extreme southern part of Essex County, 11 miles northeast of Boston, with which it is connected by...Read MORE...


  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mary's Church, School and Rectory
  • 1895 - Lynn
    Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Mass, is pleasantly situated on Massachusetts Bay, 10 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and 5 miles S.W. of Salem. Lat. 4...Read MORE...


  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Elastic Stockings

    Curtis & Spindell Co.
    38 Wyman Block
    Lynn, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898
  • News 1899 - SEIZED BY A LEOPARD. Lynn Boy Goes too Near the Cages at the Circus.
    The next time the Forepaugh-Sells Brothers circus visits Lynn, Mass., Frank Ducey, a 10 year old boy, will not be so much interested in getting a near...Read MORE...


  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Square showing Oxford and Women's Clubs, Lynn, Mass.
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Lynn Beach, State Bath House, Lynn, Mass.
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Lynn R. R. Station
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Square. Lynn, Mass.
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall. Lynn, Mass.
  • News 1903 - NOT KNOWN HERE. Railroad Man Killed At Lynn Said To Belong In Portsmouth.
    A Lynn dispatch of the 18th stated that a man named Moorehouse, an employe of the milk train, with his home at Portsmouth, was fatally injured on Thur...Read MORE...


  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Ocean Street
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Lynn and Nahant Roadway, The half-way Tree
    postmarked 1906
  • News 1910 - AGED WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH AT LYNN
    Lynn, Feb. 9. - While working around her kitchen range today the clothing of Mrs. Mary S. Coombs caught fire and before her niece, who heard her cries...Read MORE...


  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    General Electric Works, Cor. Centre Street and Western Ave.
    postmarked 1911
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Olympia Theatre
  • 1916
    Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Mass., is pleasantly situated on Massachusetts Bay, 10 miles NE. of Boston, on the Boston and Maine and the Bos...Read MORE...


  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Street
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Breakers" Lynn Shore Drive
  • Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
    Floating Bridge
  • News 1923 - FIVE PERSONS DIE IN APARTMENT FIRE. TEN REPORTED MISSING WHEN ESSEX CASTLE HOUSE IS CONSUMED.
    United Press

    Lynn, Mass., April 19. - Five persons are known to have been killed, and ten are reported missing, in a fire in the Essex Castle Apart...Read MORE...




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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Made in Lynn, MA

Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and ... Read MORE...



Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Mary's Church, School and Rectory

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Elastic Stockings

Curtis & Spindell Co.
38 Wyman Block
Lynn, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Washington Square showing Oxford and Women's Clubs, Lynn, Mass.

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Lynn Beach, State Bath House, Lynn, Mass.

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Central Square. Lynn, Mass.

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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City Hall. Lynn, Mass.

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Lynn R. R. Station

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Ocean Street


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Lynn and Nahant Roadway, The half-way Tree
postmarked 1906

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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General Electric Works, Cor. Centre Street and Western Ave.
postmarked 1911

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Olympia Theatre

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Union Street

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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"The Breakers" Lynn Shore Drive

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Floating Bridge
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History and News of Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1629 - Lynn is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1629 - The first tannery in the U.S. began operations in Lynn.
  • 1845 - LYNN. [Pop. 9,369. Inc. 1637.]
    Lynn, called Saugus by the Indians, was named after a town of the same name in England. The eastern part of Lynn still retains its original... Read MORE...

  • 1850 - Lynn is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - Lynn
    Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Massachusetts, on the Eastern railroad, 9 miles N. N. E. from Boston. Lat. 42° 27' 51" N.. Ion. 70° 67' 27" W. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - February 22 – Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Massachusetts, strike successfully for higher wages. The strike spreads throughout New England and eventually involves 20,000 workers.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 22, 1860
  • 1885 - May 19 - 1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts)

    historyorb.com
  • News  1889 - Accidentally Shot Dead
    LYNN, Mass., Nov. 27. - William F. Sartelle, of Worcester, Massachusetts, a performer in a dime museum here, was shot dead last night. He was... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - $10,000,000 FIRE! A CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES. Lynn, Mass. Desolated. - Boston Subscribes Nearly a Million Dollars For the Sufferers.
    Lynn, Mass, the city of shoes, was visited Tuesday afternoon by the greatest fire in its history and with two exceptions the conflagration is the... Read MORE...

  • Lynn Massachusetts, 1890
    LYNN is a manufacturing town on the seaboard in the extreme southern part of Essex County, 11 miles northeast of Boston, with which it is connected... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lynn
    Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Mass, is pleasantly situated on Massachusetts Bay, 10 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and 5 miles S.W. of Salem. Lat.... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - SEIZED BY A LEOPARD. Lynn Boy Goes too Near the Cages at the Circus.
    The next time the Forepaugh-Sells Brothers circus visits Lynn, Mass., Frank Ducey, a 10 year old boy, will not be so much interested in getting a... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - NOT KNOWN HERE. Railroad Man Killed At Lynn Said To Belong In Portsmouth.
    A Lynn dispatch of the 18th stated that a man named Moorehouse, an employe of the milk train, with his home at Portsmouth, was fatally injured on... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - AGED WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH AT LYNN
    Lynn, Feb. 9. - While working around her kitchen range today the clothing of Mrs. Mary S. Coombs caught fire and before her niece, who heard her... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lynn, a city and seaport of Essex co., Mass., is pleasantly situated on Massachusetts Bay, 10 miles NE. of Boston, on the Boston and Maine and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1923 - FIVE PERSONS DIE IN APARTMENT FIRE. TEN REPORTED MISSING WHEN ESSEX CASTLE HOUSE IS CONSUMED.
    United Press

    Lynn, Mass., April 19. - Five persons are known to have been killed, and ten are reported missing, in a fire in the Essex Castle... Read MORE...

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