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Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA (Auburndale) (Nonantum) (Oak Hill) (Thompsonville) (Waban) (West Newton)

"Newton, or Newton Corner, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., a part of the city of Newton, on Charles River, and on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 8 miles W. of Boston. It contains several churches, a national bank, a newspaper office, many handsome residences, and a public library in a costly stone building."

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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  • 1661 - The first church in the area, founded in 1661 at East Parish (Newton Centre), was the traditional church of the Puritans

    www.hemlockgorge.org/ FHG_Makers_of_the_Mold/ MakersHistorical.htm

  • 4. NEWTON. [Pop. 3,351. Inc. 1691.]
    Newton is a corruption of New Town, by which name this part of Cambridge was called after it was dropped by the alder part of the town....Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Newton
    The exact period of the commencement of the settlement of Newton is unknown. It was originally a part of Cambridge, and was styled Cambridge Village, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Express Delivery
    At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - Boston pays its female teachers an average of $67.92 per month, and Newton $65.54.
    These are the highest in the State. The lowest is the town of New Ashford, which pays only $16.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 16, 1872

  • News 1889 - 200th Anniversary
    The city of Newton, one of Boston's suburbs, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary as a town on the 27th.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889

  • Newton Massachusetts, 1890
    NEWTON is a large and handsome city of residences, having also its manufacturing localities, and is rapidly increasing in population and wealth. It...Read MORE...


  • 1891 - First Fig Newton
    The Kennedy Biscuit Works (later Nabisco) used a machine invented by James Henry Mitchell to mass-produce the first Fig Newton Cookies and named it...Read MORE...


  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Newton Square, Newton, Mass.
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    Library
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    Echo Bridge, Newton, Mass.
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    "The Evans", 1905
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    The Square, 1905
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    The Common, Newton Centre (1905)
  • 1905
    Newton, a banking city of Middlesex co., Mass., adjoining Boston on the WSW., on the Boston and Albany R. It contains several villages, namely,...Read MORE...


  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Lake Ave, Newton Centre, 1906
  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    S. F. Smith's House at Newton Centre, Mass. "Author of America", 1907
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    Eliot Congregational Church
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    Newton Hospital
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    Masonic Building
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    Hyde School
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    The New City Hall
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    The Brae-Burn Country Club
  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Newton Station, Boston & Albany R.R.


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