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Saugus, Massachusetts, USA - Worsted Mills

Saugus, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

In 1646, the Saugus Iron Works, then called Hammersmith, began operations. It was the first integrated iron works in North America as well as one of the most technologically advanced in the world. kids.kiddle.co

Saugus includes: Westlands, Bailey's Hill, Bowkerville, Cliftondale, Cobbetts Corners, Franklin Park, Kenwood, Pleasant Hill Station, and Raddin Station.


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Saugus Center, 1909
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Saugus Center, 1909
Roby School, Saugus, Mass.
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Saugus High School
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Old Iron Works House, Saugus, Massachusetts
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Cliftondale Square
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Entire Plant, Carl's Duck Farm, Rte. 1, Saugus, Mass.
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Entire Plant, Carl's Duck Farm, Rte. 1, Saugus, Mass.
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Chickland, on the Newburyport Turnpike, Saugus, Mass.
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Charles Steak House
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1646 - First American Ironworks established in Saugus.

1839 - Saugus
Saugus, Massachusetts
Essex county. Saugus was taken from Lynn in 1815, and derives its name from the Indian name of the river which passes through it. That river is exceedingly crooked in its course, and forms large tracts of meadow. The uplands are uneven and rocky. It lies 10 miles S.W. from Salem and 9 N. by E. from Boston. Population, 1837, 1,123.
The value of the manufactures of Saugus, the year ending April 1, 1837, was about $200,000. They consisted of shoes, ($150,000) chocolate, morocco leather, snuff, cigars, bricks, wool cleaning, and silk and woolen dyeing.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - SAUGUS. [Pop. 1,098. Inc. 1815.]
Saugus was once the Indian name of all Lynn, of which this town was the west parish.

Saugus River divides the town, and agreeably diversifies the landscape.

Saugus, like its parent, Lynn, is celebrated for its manufacture of shoes.

Saugus, Nantucket, Pawtucket, Seekonk, and Natick are probably the only towns in the State that retain their Indian names.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1890 Saugus Massachusetts
Saugus occupies the southwestern extremity of Essex County, and has Lynnfield on the north, Lynn on the northeast, Revere on the southeast, the latter and Melrose on the southwest, and Wakefield on the northwest. The post-offices are Saugus (centre), East Saugus and Cliftondale; and these, with Pleasant Hill, are stations on the Saugus Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. Other villages are Bowkerville, Oaklandvale and North Saugus.

The assessed area of the town is 6,009 acres; and there are about 800 acres of woodland. The southeastern extremity consists of salt creeks and marshes; the latter yielding annually many hundred tons of hay. The remaining part, though having some nearly level areas, is in general rolling and broken, and abounds in picturesque scenery. The geological basis is sienite and porphyry. The notable elevations are Castle Hill in the northwest, 288 feet in height, and Vinegar Hill near the middle of the eastern border. South of the latter is Pirate's Glen, a ... Read MORE...

1895 - Saugus / East Saugus / Cliftondale
Saugus, saw'güs, a post-village in Saugus township, Essex co., Mass., on the Saugus Branch of the Eastern Railroad, 4 miles W. of Lynn, and 93 miles N.N.E. of Boston. It is about 1 mile from an inlet of the sea. It has manufactures of flannel and of boots and shoes. The township is on Lynn Harbor, and also contains villages named East Saugus and Cliftondale. Total pop. in 1890, 3673.
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
1906
Saugus, a post-village in Saugus township (town), Essex co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 9 1/ 2 miles NNE. of Boston. It has manufactures of flannel, rock-drills, leather, etc. The town is on Lynn Harbor. Pop. in 1900, 5084.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Tthere are plenty of places to go and things to do in Saugus and its surrounding areas. Here's a list:
Breakheart Reservation: This is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts. Breakheart Reservation is a beautiful state park featuring miles of hiking trails, a lake for fishing and swimming, and even a playground for the kids. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll, a family picnic, or a day of outdoor adventure.

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site: For history buffs, a visit to the Saugus Iron Works is a must. It's where the first integrated ironworks in North America was established in the 17th century. You can explore the reconstructed ironworks, learn about the history of ironmaking, and even watch live demonstrations of traditional metalworking techniques.

Square One Mall: If you're in the mood for some shopping or just want to grab a bite to eat, head over to Square One Mall. This shopping center offers a wide range of stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. It's a great place to spend a rainy day or indulge in some retail therapy.

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