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Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire

"Nashua, a city, one of the capitals of Hillsborough £, N.H., is situated on the W. bank of the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Nashua River, 35 miles S. "f Concord, and 14 miles N.W. of Lowell. It is on the Boston, Lowell & Nashua Railroad and the Concord Railroad, and is a terminus of the Nashua & Rochester and Worcester & Nashua Railroads. An extension of the first named road connects it with Greenfield, N.H. A canal 3 miles long, 60 feet wide, and 8 feet deep has been cut from the Nashua River to the Merrimac, in order to supply motive-power for the numerous manufactories of this town. Nashua contains 11 churches, 2 national banks, a high school, and printing-offices which issue 2 daily and 2 weekly newspapers. Here are extensive manufactures of cotton, iron, steam-engines, edge-tools, locks, carpets, &c. The Nashua Manufacturing Company has 4 cotton-mills and a capital of $1,000,000 or more. About 2000 operatives are employed here in the manufacture of cotton. It is stated that the Nashua Iron-Works consume in a year 3,000 tons of iron and 800 tons of steel. Nashua was chartered as a city in 1853. Pop. in 1890, 19,311."

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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  • News 1854 - GAS EXPLOSION AT NASHUA
    House Blown Up - Five Persons Injured.
    From the Manchester (N. H.) Mirror

    A very singular and wonderful accident occurred at Nashua, at 11...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Great Fire in Nashua.
    About half past ten Saturday evening fire was discovered in the belfry of the First Congregational Church in Nashua. The fire could have been put out ...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - THE MERRIMAC RIVER Higher Than it has been for Years - Still Rising.
    Nashua, N. H., April 15 - The great rainfall has raised the Merrimac and Nashua rivers, together with Salmon Brook, into rushing torrents. Saturday...Read MORE...


  • Nashua, New  Hampshire, USA
    "Frozen Dainties" FREE
    The White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
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    Nashua River and Falls, Nashua, N.H.
  • 1906
    Nashua, a city, one of the capitals of Hillsboro co., N.H., is situated on the W. bank of the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Nashua River, 14...Read MORE...


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    Nashua N.H. Armory
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    Lake Street Fire Station from South Common
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    Pennichuck Pond, 1907
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    United States Post Office
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    U.S. Fish Hatchery, Nashua, N.H.
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    Highland Spring Sanatorium, Nashua, N.H. For Nervous Invalids.
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    Main St. North of City Hall, 1908
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    Bank of the Merrimac
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    Railroad Square
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    Boat Club, 1909
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    Court House
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    The Harbor School
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    Hollis Street
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    Nashua Junction, 1910
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    Mount Pleasant School
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    Pearl St. and Tremont House from Main St., Nashua, N.H.
  • News 1911 - July 4 - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)

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    July 4, 1911

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    Universalist Church, 1913
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    Emergency Hospital, 1914
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    Sands' Patent Triple Motion White Mountain Freezers
    Manufactured by the White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.

  • Nashua, New  Hampshire, USA
    Central Fire Station
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    Main Street Residential Section
  • News 1930 - HUNDREDS OF HOMES RAZED BY BRUSH BLAZES
    Many Persons Made Homeless and Scores of Communities in Eastern Seaboard States Count Losses Mounting Into Millions - Southeastern Section of Nashua, ...Read MORE...


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    City Hall
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    Nashua Public Library
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    Y.M.C.A.
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    St. Joseph Hospital
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    First Congregational Church
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    Nashua Senior High School
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    Main Street Bridge
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    View along Nashua River showing St. Francis Xavier Church
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    Unitarian Church and Parish House
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    Main Street looking South


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