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History of Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Gloucester was first established as a settlement in 1623. This was just three years after the pilgrims landed in Plymouth!

Gloucester includes: Rocky Neck, Twopenny Loaf, Annisquam, Bass Rocks, Bay View, Cape Ann, Dogtown Commons, Fernwood, Five Points, Freshwater Cove Village, Joppa, Lanesville, Loblolley, Magnolia, and Riverdale.



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  • 1623 - Gloucester is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1642 - Gloucester is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Universalist Church, Built 1806
    Postcard
  • 1817 - August 18 - Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore

    historyorb.com

  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1845 - GLOUCESTER. [Pop. 6,350. Inc. 1642.]
    Gloucester was named after Gloucester in England, from which some of the first settlers came. It was settled by persons from Plymouth Colony...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Gloucester
    Gloucester, a port of entry of Essex co., Massachusetts, 28 miles N. N. E. from Boston, is situated on the S. side of the peninsula of Cape Ann, and...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GLOUCESTER, a town and port in Essex co., in Massachusetts, 30 m. NE of Boston. It has a fine harbour on the S side of the peninsula. Pop. 6,350.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 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 would make almost any man healthy, wealthy and wise.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 30, 1869

  • 1873 - Gloucester is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Gloucester and Rockport
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • News 1885 - At Gloucester - An Incendiary Caught.
    GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. 12 - A stable on Pine street belonging to Bennett Griffin & Son, lumber dealers, was destroyed by fire at half past three...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - Schooner Wreck
    GLOUCESTER, Mass., Jan. 11. - The schooner wrecked on Bass Rocks was the forty ton Juliette, of Belfast, Me., from Rockland, Me., with lime ashes for ...Read MORE...


  • Gloucester Massachusetts, 1890
    GLOUCESTER, long celebrated as a fishing-port, occupies the larger part of Cape Ann, the easterly extremity of Essex County, and is about 30 miles...Read MORE...


  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Gloucester
    Gloucester, a city and port of entry of Essex co., Mass., 28 miles N.N. E. of Boston, is situated on the S. side of the peninsula of Cape Ann, and is ...Read MORE...


  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Fisherman's Memorial
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Gloucester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Pavilion Beach, 1905
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Depot
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1906
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Surfside
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Drying Fish, 1907
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Good Harbor Beach Inn and Cottage, Briar Neck
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office and Custom House
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Cottages at Bass Rocks
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Hawthorne Inn, East Gloucester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Rocky Neck
    Postcard
  • News 1910 - Gloucester Buildings Prey of Forest Fires
    Boston Journal Special Wire.
    Gloucester, March 25. - Grass and forest fires kept the local fire department busy most of the day. A barn on the Hovey ...Read MORE...


  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Ellery House
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Half Moon Beach
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Annisquam, Mass., Squam Light
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Eastern Point Light from Breakwater
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Gloucester, a city and port of entry of Essex co., Mass., 28 miles NNE. of Boston, is beautifully situated on the 8. side of the peninsula of Cape...Read MORE...


  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Blynman Bridge
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Legion Memorial Building and Joan of Arc Statue
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Wheeler House, Wheeler Point
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Shore Road, Stage Fort Park
    Postcard
  • 1925 - Frozen dinners were invented in Gloucester
    The concept may seem obvious today, but Clarence Birdseye was the first to introduce mass-produced frozen meals in 1925.
    www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/interesting-history-facts-ma/

  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Sargent, Murray Gilman House
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Colonial Arms, Eastern Point
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Tavern
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Landing
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Cressey Beach at Stage Fort Park
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Stacey Blvd. and Fisherman's Monument
    Postcard
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
    Boulevard Sweet Shop, Western Avenue
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA


Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
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The Universalist Church, Built 1806
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Gloucester and Rockport
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Main Street
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest

Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Fisherman's Memorial
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
View of Gloucester, Mass.
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Pavilion Beach, 1905
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Depot
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, 1906
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Surfside
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Drying Fish, 1907
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Good Harbor Beach Inn and Cottage, Briar Neck
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Post Office and Custom House
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Cottages at Bass Rocks
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Hawthorne Inn, East Gloucester, Mass.
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
City Hall
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
High School
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Rocky Neck
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Mass.
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Old Ellery House
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Half Moon Beach
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Annisquam, Mass., Squam Light
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Eastern Point Light from Breakwater
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Blynman Bridge
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Legion Memorial Building and Joan of Arc Statue
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Old Wheeler House, Wheeler Point
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Shore Road, Stage Fort Park
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Sargent, Murray Gilman House
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Colonial Arms, Eastern Point
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Tavern
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Town Landing
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Cressey Beach at Stage Fort Park
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Stacey Blvd. and Fisherman's Monument
Postcard

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Boulevard Sweet Shop, Western Avenue
Postcard
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  • 1623 - Gloucester is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1642 - Gloucester is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1817 - August 18 - Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore

    historyorb.com
  • 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.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1845 - GLOUCESTER. [Pop. 6,350. Inc. 1642.]
    Gloucester was named after Gloucester in England, from which some of the first settlers came. It was settled by persons from Plymouth Colony... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Gloucester
    Gloucester, a port of entry of Essex co., Massachusetts, 28 miles N. N. E. from Boston, is situated on the S. side of the peninsula of Cape Ann, and... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    GLOUCESTER, a town and port in Essex co., in Massachusetts, 30 m. NE of Boston. It has a fine harbour on the S side of the peninsula. Pop. 6,350.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 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 would make almost any man healthy, wealthy and wise. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 30, 1869
  • 1873 - Gloucester is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1885 - At Gloucester - An Incendiary Caught.
    GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. 12 - A stable on Pine street belonging to Bennett Griffin & Son, lumber dealers, was destroyed by fire at half past three... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - Schooner Wreck
    GLOUCESTER, Mass., Jan. 11. - The schooner wrecked on Bass Rocks was the forty ton Juliette, of Belfast, Me., from Rockland, Me., with lime ashes for ... Read MORE...

  • Gloucester Massachusetts, 1890
    GLOUCESTER, long celebrated as a fishing-port, occupies the larger part of Cape Ann, the easterly extremity of Essex County, and is about 30 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Gloucester
    Gloucester, a city and port of entry of Essex co., Mass., 28 miles N.N. E. of Boston, is situated on the S. side of the peninsula of Cape Ann, and is ... 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 department busy most of the day. A barn on the Hovey ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Gloucester, a city and port of entry of Essex co., Mass., 28 miles NNE. of Boston, is beautifully situated on the 8. side of the peninsula of Cape... 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 frozen meals in 1925.
    www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/interesting-history-facts-ma/

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