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Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

In the 1870s, pink granite was discovered in Milford. It can now be found on many monuments, museums, government buildings, etc.

Milford includes: Braggville, Farm Bridge, and Rocky Hill Station.


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  • 1662 - Milford is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1780 - Milford is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - MILFORD. [Pop. 1,773. Inc. 1780.]
    This was once the northeasterly part of Mendon, and when so, was called Mill River.

    One source of the Charles, and one of Mill River, a...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Milford
    This town was formerly the north easterly part of Mendon. It was set off as a Separate parish in 1741, and was commonly known by the name of Mill...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Milford
    Milford, a post-village of Worcester co., Massachusetts, on the Milford Branch rail road, thirty-four miles S. W. from Boston. It contains four...Read MORE...


  • News 1867 - Destructive Fire at Milford
    WORCESTER, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 29. A fire occurred in Milford, on Saturday afternoon, which consumed a barn containing fifteen tons of hay, a large...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Fire in Milford, Mass.
    MILFORD, Mass., Thursday, April 2. A fire in Milford, this morning, destroyed Underwood's large boot manufactory. The stock and fixtures were mostly...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - VALUABLE MACHINERY LOST. BURNING OF THE CLINCHING-SCREW FACTORY AT MILFORD, MASS.
    MILFORD, Mass., Feb. 23. - The manufactory of Estabrook & Co., was burned last evening. The fire, the cause of which is unknown, broke out in the...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - PANIC UNDER A CIRCUS TENT. HUNDREDS OF PERSONS INJURED BY THE SEATS FALLING DOWN.
    FRIGHT ADDED TO THEIR DANGER.
    SOMEONE YELLED THAT THE ANIMALS WERE ESCAPING, AND IN THE STAMPEDE WHICH FOLLOWED WOMAN AND CHILDREN WERE TRAMPLED...Read MORE...


  • 1890 Milford Massachusetts
    Milford is a pleasant and prosperous town in the southeasterly border of Worcester County, about 34 miles west of Boston by the Milford Branch of the ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Milford / Hopedale / South Milford
    Milford, a post-village in Milford township, Worcester co., Mass., on the Milford Branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad, and on the railroad from...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - HIT A LIVE WIRE.
    Milford, Mass., Oct. 14. - Albert J. Cook, a carpenter of this place, sustained injuries which it is feared will prove fatal, as the result of having ...Read MORE...


  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Highest Price For Eggs
    Mann's New Bone Cutter
    F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    November 1898
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Mansion House
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Milford, Mass., Regal Shoe Co.
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall, 1905
  • 1906
    Milford, a post-village in Milford township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany and other railroads, 34 miles WSW. of Boston. The...Read MORE...


  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1906
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    The only Irish round Tower in America
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    South Main St.
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Charles River, 1907
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Milford Hospital, 1907
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library, 1907
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Hospital and Nurses Home, 1907
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Huckins and Temple Shoe Factory
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Memorial Hall, 1907
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street Looking North (1907)
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mary's Church
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    Congress Street from Congregational Park
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Carroll, Hixon & Jones Straw Factory
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Lincoln Square and Main Street, 1910
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Magomiscock Golf Club House
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    B. & A. Station, 1910
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mary's Convent
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Marys Academy
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Milford, Massachusetts, USA
    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church


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Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
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The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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Mansion House

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Milford, Mass., Regal Shoe Co.

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Town Hall, 1905

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High School, 1906

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The only Irish round Tower in America

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South Main St.

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Main Street Looking North (1907)


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View of Charles River, 1907

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Milford Hospital, 1907

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Public Library, 1907

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Hospital and Nurses Home, 1907

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Huckins and Temple Shoe Factory

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Memorial Hall, 1907

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St. Mary's Church

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Congress Street from Congregational Park

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Carroll, Hixon & Jones Straw Factory

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Lincoln Square and Main Street, 1910

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Magomiscock Golf Club House

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B. & A. Station, 1910

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St. Mary's Convent

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St. Marys Academy

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Main Street

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
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  • 1662 - Milford is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1780 - Milford is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - MILFORD. [Pop. 1,773. Inc. 1780.]
    This was once the northeasterly part of Mendon, and when so, was called Mill River.

    One source of the Charles, and one of Mill River, a... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Milford
    This town was formerly the north easterly part of Mendon. It was set off as a Separate parish in 1741, and was commonly known by the name of Mill... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Milford
    Milford, a post-village of Worcester co., Massachusetts, on the Milford Branch rail road, thirty-four miles S. W. from Boston. It contains four... Read MORE...

  • News  1867 - Destructive Fire at Milford
    WORCESTER, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 29. A fire occurred in Milford, on Saturday afternoon, which consumed a barn containing fifteen tons of hay, a large... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Fire in Milford, Mass.
    MILFORD, Mass., Thursday, April 2. A fire in Milford, this morning, destroyed Underwood's large boot manufactory. The stock and fixtures were mostly... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - VALUABLE MACHINERY LOST. BURNING OF THE CLINCHING-SCREW FACTORY AT MILFORD, MASS.
    MILFORD, Mass., Feb. 23. - The manufactory of Estabrook & Co., was burned last evening. The fire, the cause of which is unknown, broke out in the... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - PANIC UNDER A CIRCUS TENT. HUNDREDS OF PERSONS INJURED BY THE SEATS FALLING DOWN.
    FRIGHT ADDED TO THEIR DANGER.
    SOMEONE YELLED THAT THE ANIMALS WERE ESCAPING, AND IN THE STAMPEDE WHICH FOLLOWED WOMAN AND CHILDREN WERE TRAMPLED... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Milford Massachusetts
    Milford is a pleasant and prosperous town in the southeasterly border of Worcester County, about 34 miles west of Boston by the Milford Branch of the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Milford / Hopedale / South Milford
    Milford, a post-village in Milford township, Worcester co., Mass., on the Milford Branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad, and on the railroad from... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - HIT A LIVE WIRE.
    Milford, Mass., Oct. 14. - Albert J. Cook, a carpenter of this place, sustained injuries which it is feared will prove fatal, as the result of having ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Milford, a post-village in Milford township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany and other railroads, 34 miles WSW. of Boston. The... Read MORE...

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