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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA? 

New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Europeans first settled New Bedford in 1652. Plymouth Colony settlers purchased the land from chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Whalers at Pier, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Whalers at Pier, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Hazelwood Park, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Hazelwood Park, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - New Bedford, Mass. North Congregational Church. Purchase Street.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

New Bedford, Mass. North Congregational Church. Purchase Street.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Purchase Street, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Purchase Street, New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - The Old and The New No. 9 Engine
New Bedford Fire Department
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

The Old and The New No. 9 Engine
New Bedford Fire Department
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - NEW BEDFORD ICE COMPANY
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 
ICE
12 SCHOOL STREET

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1912 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

NEW BEDFORD ICE COMPANY
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ICE
12 SCHOOL STREET

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - The ACUSHNET SANITARIUM
Sanitarium Treatment
Electric Light Baths
Hydro-Electric Baths
Sitz Baths
Spray and Shower Baths
Nauheim Baths
Radioescent Lights
Scotch Douche
Salt Glows
Massage - General and Facial

All Treatments given by Trained Attendants

Cor. Main St. and Belleville Ave. New Bedford, Mass.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1912 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

The ACUSHNET SANITARIUM
Sanitarium Treatment
Electric Light Baths
Hydro-Electric Baths
Sitz Baths
Spray and Shower Baths
Nauheim... Read MORE...
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Private Wires to New York and Boston
G. J. SWAIN & CO.
Stock and Investment Brokers

Room 4, Cummings Bldg., New Bedford, Mass.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1912 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Private Wires to New York and Boston
G. J. SWAIN & CO.
Stock and Investment Brokers

Room 4, Cummings Bldg., New Bedford, Mass.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - FIRST NATIONAL BANK
110 Union Street, corner of South Second Street

CAPITAL $1,000,000
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS 700,000

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1912 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
110 Union Street, corner of South Second Street

CAPITAL $1,000,000
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS 700,000

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - Sturtevant's Garage
14 Ward St.
New Bedford

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1915) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1915 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Sturtevant's Garage
14 Ward St.
New Bedford

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA - The Wilson Inn
Corner of Purchase and Walnut Sts.
New Bedford

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1915) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1915 Publisher: Boston : W.A. Greenough & Co.
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

The Wilson Inn
Corner of Purchase and Walnut Sts.
New Bedford

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1. NEW BEDFORD. [Pop. 12,087. Inc. 1787.]
This town, called by the Indians Acushnet, was once a part of Dartmouth.

The first...Read MORE...

News  1850 - Better Get Married
Out of 258 deaths in New Bedford, Massachusetts, last year, 56 were married females, and 183 single.
The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
January 16, 1850
News  1857 - Unseasonable Weather
On the 22d of December, the weather was so unseasonable in the neighborhood of New Bedford,...Read MORE...

1861 - The African Slave-Trade.; ARREST OF TWO NEW-BEDFORD MEN ON A CHARGE OF FITTING OUT A SLAVER.
Standard of Aug. 9

The New-Bedford (Mass.) says:

"Deputy United States Marshal, S.H....Read MORE...

News  1862 - Whale Ship Burned by Confederates
September 18, 1862

The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was captured and...Read MORE...

News  1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town,...Read MORE...

News  1866 - Stole Money from Letters
A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts,...Read MORE...

News  1866 - A New Sect.
We see by our Eastern exchanges that a new religious sect has sprung up in New Bedford,...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Wealthiest in America
In proportion to population, New Bedford (Mass.) is the wealthiest city in America.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 3, 1868
News  1870 - Babies Abandoned
A pair of baby girls have been left at a house in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and it has been...Read MORE...

News  1870 - Our Frozen Possessions - A Sea Captain's Opinion About Mr. Seward's Purchase - The North-West Pasasge.
We make the following extracts from a letter recently written to the Titusville Herald by Capt....Read MORE...

News  1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named...Read MORE...

News  1875 - Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
May 31, 1875
1876 - July 31 - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)

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News  1876 - Fell from Ship Topmast
Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Two earthquake shocks occurred at New Bedford, Mass., on the 29th.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 3, 1888
New Bedford Massachusetts, 1890
NEW BEDF0RD, long noted for its whale fisheries and for the wealth and urbanity of its people, is a ...Read MORE...

News  1890 - Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

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June 20, 1893
News  1896 - An Eastern Cyclone - New Bedford, Massachusetts is Devastated by Wind.
THE LOSS IS OVER $100,000.
Buildings Blown Down and Many Persons Injured - Fire Adds to the...Read MORE...

1906
New Bedford, a city and port of entry of Massachusetts, one of the capitals of Bristol co., is...Read MORE...

News  1928 - LOSS REACHES $371,000 AT NEW BEDFORD FIRE
General Alarm Sounded at Early Morning Blaze - Commercial House Razed

New Bedford, Jan. 29 -...Read MORE...

1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive ...Read MORE...

1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
...At New Bedford, Mass., high tides flooded a power station cutting off all electric current to...Read MORE...

1975 - August 2 - 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)

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