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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)
Worcester was first settled by the English in 1673,along the Upper Boston Post Road. The modest settlement of six or seven houses was burned to the ground during King Philip's War on December 2, 1675, when settlers were either killed or driven off. The town was subsequently resettled and was incorporated in 1684. On September 10 of that year, Daniel Gookin and others petitioned to have the town's name officially changed from Quinsigamond to Worcester. However, its inhabitants were still vulnerable to attack, and some, such as Samuel Leonardson Jr., were taken hostage by natives during the 1690s. When Queen Anne's War started in 1702, the town was again abandoned by its English inhabitants except for Diggory Sargent. Sargent was later tomahawked, as was his wife, who was too weak to make the journey on foot to Canada. Their children were taken to Canada and survived.

In 1713, Worcester was resettled for the third time, permanently, by Jonas Rice (1673–1753). Jonas Rice held many offices and was selected as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas for Worcester County. His farm was located atop Union Hill and a commemorative Massachusetts Tercentenary historic marker stands as a reminder where Plantation St. and Massasoit Rd. intersect.

Named after the historic city of Worcester, England, Worcester was incorporated as a town on June 14, 1722 and chartered as a city on February 29, 1848.wikipedia



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Globe Corset Company, Worcester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898

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Lincoln Park at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.

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J. J. Newberry Co. newly enlarged super store. 10-20 Front Street Worcester, Mass.

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The Sheraton Hotel. Worcester, Mass.

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White City from Bridge. Worcester, Mass.

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Lake Quinsigamond

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The Common

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J. W. Bishop Company General Contractors
Offices
345 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
683 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass.
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Howard Bros. Mfg. Co.
Manufacturers of Card Clothing
Nos. 44 and 46 Vine Street, Worcester, Mass.

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Aerial Navigation is Thrilling and Interesting
N. E. Fair, September 5 to 8, 1910
Four Days - Two Nights
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Union Station

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Worcester Mass. Main St. North about 1914

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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

1789 - First American Novel
The first American novel, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy,
published in...Read MORE...

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News  1838 - Fire at Worcester.
A fire broke out in the vicinity of School street, in Worcester, about 1 o'clock on Wednesday...Read MORE...

1839 - December 28 - The third storm in two weeks hit the northeastern U.S. It brought two more feet of snow to Hartford, CT, and Worcester, MA. Whole gales swept the coast causing many wrecks.

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1840 - Typewriter Invented
The typewriter was invented by Charles Thurber in...Read MORE...

1. WORCESTER. [Pop. 7,497. Inc. 1684.]
Worcester was called Quinsigamond by the Indians, who joined with Philip against the colonists...Read MORE...

News  1845 - A Horrible Death
We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and...Read MORE...

1848 - Worcester
WORCESTER was incorporated in 1684, but in consequence of Indian hostilities the first town meeting ...Read MORE...

1850 - Women's Rights Convention
First National Women's Rights Convention held in...Read MORE...

1853 - January 21 - Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass

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1854 - March 17 - 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass

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1855 - October 9 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

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News  1855 - CATASTROPHE BY FIRE.
The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Revolver Maker Leaves Large Fortune
Ethan Allen, who recently died in Worcester, Mass., at the age of sixty-four, preceded Colt in the...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little...Read MORE...

News  1872 - A Singular Law Suit.
The proprietors of the Rural Cemetery at Worcester, Massachusetts, have brought suit against a...Read MORE...

News  1876 - THE MAD WATERS. Giving Way of the Dam at Worcester, Mass. A GRAPHIC SKETCH OF THE SCENE.
WORCESTER, March 30. - Later advices from the broken dam are of a more assuring character. Large...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Horse Led to Chapel
Some students in the Industrial institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, recently led a horse up two...Read MORE...

News  1889 - A NARROW ESCAPE.
Fred Shaw, the swan boat man, had a narrow escape from drowning at the lake yesterday. He went out...Read MORE...

Worcester Massachusetts, 1890
WORCESTER, the capital of Worcester County, is an enterprising mercantile and manufacturing city 44 ...Read MORE...

News  1892 - It is stated that the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, of Worcester, Massachusetts, is making absolutely perfect diamond dies producing copper wire as fine as two one-thousandths of an inch, by a special process.

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London, Greater London, England
February 12, 1892
News  1896 - Train Accident
BODY IDENTIFIED.
Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.
The body...Read MORE...

News  1900 - A Millionaire of Worchester, Massachusetts Is Missing.
New York, May 16. - Chas. A Richardson, a millionaire manufacturer of Worcester, Massachusetts has...Read MORE...

News  1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of ...Read MORE...

News  1902 - A Massachusetts Man's Big Luck - Gate Tender on a Railroad to Get a Large Slice.
The Times Special Service.
WORCESTER, Mass., Saturday, June 7. - Family records expected daily...Read MORE...

News  1904 - Fireworks Explode in Store - Panic-Stricken Women and Children Rescued from Cellar of Burning Building
Special to The New York Times.

WORCESTER, Mass., July 2. — Accidentally stepping on a bomb-jack, ...Read MORE...

1906
Worcester, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., near the Blackstone River, 44...Read MORE...

News  1906 - Origin of the U.S. Valentine
Miss Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Mass., was the first person in this country to manufacture...Read MORE...

News  GIANT ROCKET SOON READY FOR TEST
Professor Robert Goddard's Rocket, Which is Expected to Travel 70 Miles in Air, is...Read MORE...

News  1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"
Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman,...Read MORE...

News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Worcester In Center.
The following advisory was issued by the Boston weather bureau at 10...Read MORE...

News  1953 - 80 DEAD AND 700 INJURED IN WORCESTER TORNADO.
THOUSANDS OF HOMES WRECKED; PROPERTY LOSS IN MILLIONS.

"MINOR" TWISTER HITS FRANKLIN AND...Read MORE...

1954 - The birth control pill was invented in Worcester in 1954
Researchers at Clark University were influenced by the work of Margaret Sanger, who campaigned for...Read MORE...

1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
...A businessman was blown to his death by a 70-mile-an-hour gust in Worcester, Mass., from a...Read MORE...

1962 - October 27 - Worcester MA received a record 4.7 inches of snow.

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2001 - ACT, based in Worcester, created human embryo clone

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