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"Rochester, a post-village in Rochester township in Strafford co., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles N.N.W. of Dover, 78 miles N. of Boston, and about 30 miles E. by N. of Concord. It is on a branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad, is the terminus of the Nashua & Rochester and Portland & Rochester Railroads, and is on the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad. It has several churches, a high school, a national bank, 1 or 2 other banks, a newspaper office, and extensive manufactures of flannel, blankets, - shoes, &c. The township contains other villages, named Gonic and East Rochester, and a pop. of 7396."

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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  • News 1884 - A TERRIFIC BOILER EXPLOSION. SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MUCH PROPERTY DESTROYED IN A SHOE FACTORY.
    ROCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 18. - Four men were instantly killed and seven seriously injured by the bursting of a boiler here this afternoon, at the shoe...Read MORE...


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    B. & M. R.R. Station, Rochester, N.H.
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    Main Building and Left Wing.
    St. Charles Orphanage
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    Cocheco River, Rochester, N.H.
  • 1906
    Rochester, a city of Strafford oo., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles NNW. of Dover, on the Boston and Maine R. It has extensive industries,...Read MORE...


  • News 1936 - ORIGIN OF $100,000 BLAZE AT ROCHESTER STILL UNDETERMINED. FIREMEN INJURED FIGHTING STUBBORN BLAZE THAT GUTTED MICHAEL BLOCK.
    Rochester, Sept. 11 - Still undetermined is the origin of a fire which early yesterday morning caused damage estimated at $100,000 to the MICHAEL...Read MORE...




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Cocheco River, Rochester, N.H.

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  • News  1884 - A TERRIFIC BOILER EXPLOSION. SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MUCH PROPERTY DESTROYED IN A SHOE FACTORY.
    ROCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 18. - Four men were instantly killed and seven seriously injured by the bursting of a boiler here this afternoon, at the shoe... Read MORE...

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  • 1906
    Rochester, a city of Strafford oo., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles NNW. of Dover, on the Boston and Maine R. It has extensive industries,... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - ORIGIN OF $100,000 BLAZE AT ROCHESTER STILL UNDETERMINED. FIREMEN INJURED FIGHTING STUBBORN BLAZE THAT GUTTED MICHAEL BLOCK.
    Rochester, Sept. 11 - Still undetermined is the origin of a fire which early yesterday morning caused damage estimated at $100,000 to the MICHAEL... Read MORE...

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