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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

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Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Fitchburg was first settled in 1730 as part of Lunenburg, and was officially set apart from that township and incorporated in 1764. It is named for John Fitch, a settler. In July 1748, during the French and Indian War, Fitch and his family, living in this isolated spot, were abducted to Canada by Native Americans, but returned the next year.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA


Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Wallace Library and Art Museum
First Baptist Church (1906)

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Prospect Street looking North (1911)

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Fitchburg State Normal School (1915)

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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...Read MORE...

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

Beautiful Fitchburg, MA Postcards From the Past

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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...Read MORE...

Fitchburg, Mass., July 5. - (Special Telegram to the Bee) -- A terrible accident occurred yesterday ...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.,...Read MORE...

Fitchburg Massachusetts, 1890
FITCHBURG is a flourishing manufacturing city, the semi-capital of Worcester County, situated in...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Fire
Fire caught on W. A. Garno's boiler and engine house, probably from the furnace, about 9 p. m.,...Read MORE...

Two Killed When Engine and Train Have a Collision.

FITCHBURG, Mass., Nov. 16. - One railroad...

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

News  1927 - Flood
...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston...Read MORE...

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