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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

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Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Dorchester is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated. Dorchester, including a large portion of today's Boston, was separately incorporated in 1630. It was still primarily rural and had a population of 12,000 when annexed to Boston in 1870. Railroad and streetcar lines brought rapid growth, increasing the population to 150,000 by 1920. It is now a large, diverse working class community with many Caucasians, African Americans, Caribbean Americans, Latinos, and East and Southeast Asian Americans, and is still a center of Irish American immigration.wikipedia

Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

Walter Baker Chocolate Mills (Webb Mill, and Baker Mill), Dorchester, Mass.

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

Walter Baker & Co.
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The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

Washington Street, Dorchester, Mass.

Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

First Parish Church and Lyceum Hall, Dorchester, Mass.

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1630 - In September 1630, Governor John Winthrop and the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlers traveled to the peninsula, known as Shawmut by the Algonquins, and founded Dorchester, the first part of the city of Boston. resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
1639 - May 20 - The first free American public school, the Mather school, was founded in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston

The Boston History Project: Upham's Corner in Dorchester

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1717 - March 7 - The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end.
Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA,...Read MORE...

2. DORCHESTER. [Pop. 4,875. Inc. 1630.]

Dorchester was named after Dorchester in England, from which some of the...Read MORE...

1869 - Dorchester Annexed to Boston
Dorchester the Indian name of which was Mattapan, was named in honor of the Rev. John White, of...Read MORE...

News  1873 - For the Love of "Rob"
A widow in Dorchester, Mass., has been three times married. Her first husband was Robb, the second...Read MORE...

Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six...Read MORE...

Dorchester, a former town of Suffolk co., Mass., situated on Massachusetts Bay, 4 miles S. of...Read MORE...

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