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Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Fitch'burg, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., on the Nashua River, 50 miles W.N.W. of Boston, and 26 miles N. of Worcester. It is at the junction of the Fitchburg and Old Colony Railroads. It contains 14 churches, a city hall, 14 paper-mills, a high school, 4 national banks, 2 savings banks, and a public library. It has also manufactures of saws, ginghams, worsteds, bicycles, revolvers, lumber, doors, sash and blinds, cotton and cotton warps, bricks and tiles, rubber stamps, batting and twine, steam-engines, pianos, and paper. About 2000 men are employed here in the manufacture of machinery. Two weekly and 2 daily newspapers are published here, Quarries of granite are extensively worked. Pop. in 1890, 22,037."

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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Depot Square

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High School

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Pearl Hill from Blossom St., Fitchburg, Mass., 1905

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Wallace Library and Art Museum
First Baptist Church (1906)

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Main Street, looking East, 1906


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Post Office, 1906

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Day Street and First Universalist Church, 1907

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The Lawn and Cafe Whalom Park, Fitchburg, Mass., 1907

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The Lake, Whalom Park, Fitchburg, Mass., 1908

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The Upper Common, 1908

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Main Street from Depot Square

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Swedish Lutheran Church, 1909

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Bird's Eye View of Fitchburg, Mass.


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Cleghorn, Fitchburg, Mass., 1910

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Garage. Corner of Elm and Prichard Sts.

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Highland Avenue, 1910

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County Jail

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Police Station No. 1

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Rollstone Hill - Cleghorn, Fitchburg, Mass.

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B. & M. Railroad Tracks from Kimball St. Foot Bridge, 1910

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Fitchburg, Mass., Wachusett Lake and Mountain, 1910


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Prospect Street looking North (1911)

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Christ Church, Episcopal, 1914

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Orswell Mills, West Fitchburg, Mass., 1914

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Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)

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Central Fire Station, 1915

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Burbank Hospital

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Y.M.C.A. Building, 1915

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Hastings Hall


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State Teachers' College

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Main St. Looking East from Upper Common

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Main Street, 1946

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Crocker Burbank Paper Mill

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St. Bernard High School
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  • 4. FITCHBURG. [Pop. 2,604. Inc. 1764.]
    Fitchburg, originally a part of Lunenburg, and including a part of Ashby, was probably named after John Fitch, one of its own citizens at the... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Fitchburg
    This town was originally a part of the town of Lunenburg, and wholly included in the grant made to the proprietors of Turkey Hill. It was... Read MORE...

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  • News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
    ...In Fitchburg, the large brick engine-house, belonging to the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad Company, was blown over with a tremendous crash, a... Read MORE...

  • News  1887 - HORSE CAR ACCIDENT. A PANIC ON A STREET RAILWAY RESULTS FATALLY.
    Fitchburg, Mass., July 5. - (Special Telegram to the Bee) -- A terrible accident occurred yesterday afternoon of the Fitchburg horse railroad in... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - A Narrow Escape.
    George E. Hayward narrowly escaped being crushed by the falling of a gravel roof about 6 p.m., Friday. The wooden ell of the brick building, 337 and... Read MORE...

  • Fitchburg Massachusetts, 1890
    FITCHBURG is a flourishing manufacturing city, the semi-capital of Worcester County, situated in its northeasterly section, 50 miles from Boston by... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - Fire
    Fire caught on W. A. Garno's boiler and engine house, probably from the furnace, about 9 p. m., Saturday, and an alarm was rung in from Box 37, to... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - WRECK ON BOSTON & MAINE.
    Two Killed When Engine and Train Have a Collision.

    FITCHBURG, Mass., Nov. 16. - One railroad employe[sic] was killed, another probably fatally... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Fitchburg, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co. Mass., on the Nashua River, 50 miles WNW. of Boston, and on the Boston and Maine and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - Flood
    ...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston and Main train after discovering a washout... The Oelwein Daily Register
    Iowa
    November 4, 1927

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