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Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam)

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Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Gloucester was founded at Cape Ann by an expedition called the "Dorchester Company" of men from Dorchester (in the county of Dorset, England) chartered by James I in 1623. It was one of the first English settlements in what would become the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and predates both Salem in 1626 and Boston in 1630. The first company of pioneers made landing at Half Moon Beach and settled nearby, setting up fishing stages in a field in what is now Stage Fort Park.

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam)

Gloucester and Rockport
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New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam)

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA (Annisquam)

Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Mass.

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1623 - Gloucester founded
1817 - August 18 - Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore
1839 - December 15 - The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was great loss of life at Gloucester MA.
4. GLOUCESTER. [Pop. 6,350. Inc. 1642.]
Gloucester was named after Gloucester in England, from which some of the first settlers came....Read MORE...

GLOUCESTER, a town and port in Essex co., in Massachusetts, 30 m. NE of Boston. It has a fine...Read MORE...

News  1869 - A well-known physician who had an extensive practice in Gloucester, (Mass.,) some forty years since,
used to say that roast beef, serenity of mind, cold water bath, and an amiable and pretty wife...Read MORE...

News  1885 - At Gloucester - An Incendiary Caught.
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. 12 - A stable on Pine street belonging to Bennett Griffin & Son, lumber...Read MORE...

News  1889 - Schooner Wreck
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Jan. 11. - The schooner wrecked on Bass Rocks was the forty ton Juliette, of...Read MORE...

Gloucester Massachusetts, 1890
GLOUCESTER, long celebrated as a fishing-port, occupies the larger part of Cape Ann, the easterly...Read MORE...

News  1910 - Gloucester Buildings Prey of Forest Fires
Boston Journal Special Wire.
Gloucester, March 25. - Grass and forest fires kept the local fire...Read MORE...

Gloucester, a city and port of entry of Essex co., Mass., 28 miles NNE. of Boston, is beautifully...Read MORE...

1925 - Frozen dinners were invented in Gloucester
The concept may seem obvious today, but Clarence Birdseye was the first to introduce mass-produced...Read MORE...

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