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Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

"Somerville, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, intersected by three important railroads, about 3 miles N. N. W. from Boston. It is the seat of the McClean Asylum for the Insane, (see Boston,) and of various manufactories, among which may be mentioned an extensive establishment for bleaching. Tuft's college, an institution chartered in 1852, is located on grounds lying partly in this township and partly in Medford. The village of Somerville is situated on the Boston and Maine and on the Boston and Fitchburg railroads, 2 miles from Boston. The township was incorporated in 1842. Population, 3640."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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  • 24. SOMERVILLE. [Pop.1,500. Inc. 1842.]
    This new town, lately set off from Charlestown, was the agricultural part of the township.

    Somerville lies on the western bank of Mystic...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Death by Falling into a Kettle of Boiling Fat
    BOSTON, Oct. 11. - In Somerville, last evening, H. C. LINCOLN, of the firm of LINCOLN & CHAMBERLAIN, lard manufacturers, fell into a large kettle of...Read MORE...


  • 1877 - April 15 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass

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  • Somerville Massachusetts, 1890
    SOMERVILLE is a beautiful, prosperous and growing city in the southeast section of Middlesex County, three miles northwest of Boston. Through it run...Read MORE...


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    Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville, Mass.
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    Gilman Square
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    Highland Ave. and Medford St.
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    Somerville Highlands Station
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    Somerville, Mass. City Hall.
  • 1906
    Somerville, a city of Middlesex co., Mass., a suburb of the city of Boston, on the Mystio River and on the Bos ton and Albany and the Boston and...Read MORE...


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    Charles Pope School
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    Old Tufts House, Sycamore St., 1908
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    Old Powder House, 1909
  • News 1910 - FIREMAN KILLED IN WRECK.
    Passenger in Collision Near Boston.

    BOSTON, Dec. 25. - One death resulted to-night from a Christmas morning railroad wreck in the Somerville yard...Read MORE...


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    The Armory
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    Broadway Park, looking across the Pond
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    Central Park
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    Citadel
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    Engine House, Union Sq.
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    Somerville Hospital
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    High School
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    Winter Hill Station
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    Y.M.C.A.
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    Robinson Round House
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    West Somerville, Mass. Elm Street and Davis Square, 1911
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    Fort Park
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    Library
  • 1917 - Archibald Query invented marshmallow Fluff in 1917 in Somerville


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    Bean's Pharmacy
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    Edgerly School
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    Congregational Church, College Avenue, West Somerville, Mass.
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    St. Catherine's Church
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    Woodbridge Hotel, West Somerville, Mass. Mr. Frank E. W. Howe, Mgr.


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