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Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

"Bridgewater, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass, in Bridgewater township, and on the Old Colony Railroad, # miles S. of Boston, and 32 miles N. by E. from Fall River, near the junction of the Abington & Bridgewater Railroad. It contains the Bridgewater State Normal School, and the Bridgewater Academy; also a savings-bank, and a manufactory of cotton-gins. One weekly newspaper is published here. The Taunton River forms the S.E. boundary of the township. It has 7 churches, and manufactures of cotton, iron, paper, augers, &c. The township is the seat of the state workhouse. Pop, in 1890, 4249."

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

Bridgewater includes: Paper Mill Village (Pratt Town), Prattsville, Scotland, Stanley, State Farm, Titicut, Dublin, Eastville, Flagg Street, Iron Works, and Japan.
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  • 1650 - Bridgewater is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1656 - Bridgewater is incorporated

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  • 1845 - BRIDGEWATER. Pop. 2,131. Inc. 1656.
    The Indian name was Saughtucket, and the Ancient Town, which included North, East, and West Bridgewater, was purchased by Captain Miles Standish o...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Bridgewater
    Bridoewater, a post-township of Ply mouth county, Massachusetts, on the Fall River railroad, 27 miles S. by E. from Boston. Population, 2790.
    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.

  • 1859
    BRIDGEWATER, a township of Plymouth co., in the state of Massachusetts, 25 m. SE of Boston. It is watered by branches of Taunton river, is tolerably f...Read MORE...


  • News 1879 - The oldest ex-representative of congress living is Mr. Austin Hale, of Bridgewater, Mass., who is ninety-six years old.

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    Kalamazoo Gazette
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    June 3, 1879

  • Bridgewater Massachusetts, 1890
    Bridgewater is a fine old town in the western part of Plymouth County, 28 miles south of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad, whose stations within it a...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.
    Bridgewater, Mass., June 29. - Many invitations had been issued to the Perkins-Bevan wedding at Trinity-Episcopal church this forenoon, but the young ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bridgewater
    Bridgewater, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass, in Bridgewater township, and on the Old Colony Railroad, # miles S. of Boston, and 32 miles N. by E...Read MORE...


  • Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common. Central Square.
  • Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    The Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater, Mass.
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    Albert Gardner Boyden Gymnasium and Unitarian Church, Bridgewater, Mass.
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    Railway Station, 1907
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    Broad Street, 1908
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    Catholic Church, 1908
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    South Side of Common, 1909
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    Bridgewater Academy
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    The Library
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    Residence of S. P. Gates
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    Trinity Episcopal Church
  • 1916
    Bridgewater, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in Bridgewater township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 27 miles S. of Boston....Read MORE...


  • Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    Carver's Pond. The Boat House, 1917
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    The L. Q. White Shoe Factory, Bridgewater, Mass.

    "... The largest shoe company ever to operate in Bridgewater was L.Q. White, starting in 1909. The company produced large orders of army shoes for foreign countries such as Belgium and Russia.... Read MORE...

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    Mc Elwain School, 1929
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    Scotland Church
  • Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
    Tinkham's Corner


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The Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater, Mass.

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Albert Gardner Boyden Gymnasium and Unitarian Church, Bridgewater, Mass.

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The Common. Central Square.

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Railway Station, 1907

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Broad Street, 1908

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Catholic Church, 1908

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South Side of Common, 1909

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Bridgewater Academy


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The Library

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Residence of S. P. Gates

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Trinity Episcopal Church

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Carver's Pond. The Boat House, 1917

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The L. Q. White Shoe Factory, Bridgewater, Mass.

"... The largest shoe company ever to operate in Bridgewater was L.Q. White, starting in 1909. The company produced large orders of army shoes for foreign countries such as Belgium and Russia.... Read MORE...

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Mc Elwain School, 1929

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Scotland Church

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Tinkham's Corner

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