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Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

Home of the Valentine.
In 1906, Miss Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Mass., was the first person in this country to manufacture valentines.

Worcester includes: Washington Square, West Tatnuck, Westwood Hills, Barber's Station, Barmardville, Blithewood, Bloomingdale, Bradley Station, Cambridge Street, College Hill, Columbus Park, Fairmount, Greendale, Hammond Street, Hopeville, Indian Hill, Jamesville, Lakemont, Lake View, Leesville, Lincoln Square, Morningside, Mount Saint James, Neighborly Newton, Northville, Quinsigamond Village, Summit, Tallawanda, Tatnuck, and Trowbridgeville.


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  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1673 - Worcester is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1684 - Worcester is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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 transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Mass...Read MORE...


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

    www.e-referencedesk.com/
    resources/ state-history-ti...Read MORE...


  • News 1838 - Fire at Worcester.
    A fire broke out in the vicinity of School street, in Worcester, about 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning, which destroyed a large block of dwellings, bri...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.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1840 - Typewriter Invented
    The typewriter was invented by Charles Thurber in Worcester.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/
    resources/ state-history-timeline/
    massachusetts.html

    In ...Read MORE...


  • News 1845 - A Horrible Death
    We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the ...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - WORCESTER. [Pop. 7,497. Inc. 1684.]
    Worcester was called Quinsigamond by the Indians, who joined with Philip against the colonists in the bloody war of 1675.

    In 1701, Worceste...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Worcester is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1848 - Worcester
    WORCESTER was incorporated in 1684, but in consequence of Indian hostilities the first town meeting was not held till 1722. This part of the country w...Read MORE...


  • 1850 - Women's Rights Convention
    First National Women's Rights Convention held in Worcester

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/
    countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ matimeln.htm

    The woman's rig...Read MORE...


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

    historyorb.com

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

    historyorb.com

  • 1854 - Worcester
    Worcester, a city and seat of justice of Worcester county, Massachusetts, is delightfully situated in the centre of one of the richest and most produc...Read MORE...


  • News 1855 - CATASTROPHE BY FIRE.
    The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were between eighty and one hundred operatives in the Fa...Read MORE...


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

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  • News 1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
    The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little Lamb," and disposes of the animal in this way:

    "M...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 manufacture of revolvers. One of his earliest inven...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - A Singular Law Suit.
    The proprietors of the Rural Cemetery at Worcester, Massachusetts, have brought suit against a company engaged in the manufacture of chemicals, about ...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 tree trunks, bales of hay and loads of dirt are being...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - Horse Led to Chapel
    Some students in the Industrial institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, recently led a horse up two flights of stairs to the chapel. Twenty-eight membe...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 after lilies, and, while busily engaged in his work...Read MORE...


  • Worcester Massachusetts, 1890
    WORCESTER, the capital of Worcester County, is an enterprising mercantile and manufacturing city 44 miles west-by-southwest of Boston, 43 miles northw...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    1890s C. G. Conn
    Wonder Band Instruments
    Worcester, Mass.
    Elkhart, Ind.
    Advertisement
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Lincoln Square and Court House
    Postcard
  • 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.

    Iron
    London, Greater London, England
    February 12, 1892

  • 1895 - Worcester
    Worcester, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., on Blackstone River, in lat. 42° 16' 17" N., lon. 71° 48' 13" W., and on several ra...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Train Accident
    BODY IDENTIFIED.
    Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.
    The body of the man who was killed at the Southgate crossing ...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Globe Corset Company, Worcester, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
    Advertisement
  • News 1900 - A Millionaire of Worchester, Massachusetts Is Missing.
    New York, May 16. - Chas. A Richardson, a millionaire manufacturer of Worcester, Massachusetts has been missing for five weeks. The police have search...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Lincoln Park at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Fire Station
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Front Street, Harrington Corner
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Worcester Old Mill Institute Park
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Free Public Library
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Notre Dame des Canadiens
    Park Street
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Old South Church
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Warren"
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Street Scene
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Worcester County Institution For Savings
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J. J. Newberry Co. newly enlarged super store. 10-20 Front Street Worcester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    The Sheraton Hotel. Worcester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    White City from Bridge. Worcester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Lake Quinsigamond
    Postcard
  • 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 Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street...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 from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are expec...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, a large torpedo, Albert Childs, a clerk of the Nel...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Elm Park
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Holy Cross College
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Park Theatre, 1905
    Postcard
  • News 1906 - Origin of the U.S. Valentine
    Miss Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Mass., was the first person in this country to manufacture valentines. Before she began in 1840, all these missiv...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Worcester, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., near the Blackstone River, 44 miles W. by S. of Boston, on the Boston and Albany, t...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J. W. Bishop Company General Contractors
    Offices
    345 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
    683 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass.
    417 Butler Exchange, Providence, R. I.
    107-109 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass.

    MILLS AT WORCESTER, MASS.

    New Bedford ... ... Read MORE...

    advertisement
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Howard Bros. Mfg. Co.
    Manufacturers of Card Clothing
    Nos. 44 and 46 Vine Street, Worcester, Mass.

    New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908... Read MORE...

    advertisement
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Aerial Navigation is Thrilling and Interesting
    N. E. Fair, September 5 to 8, 1910
    Four Days - Two Nights
    Captain Baldwin just starting out on one of his daily flights in Worcester, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    American Antiquarian Society Library
    Highland Street
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall, 1910
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Worcester City Hospital, 1910
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Court Hill and Main Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1910
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Hospital for the Insane, 1910
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Park Congregational Church
    (First Children's Church Organized in America)
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Pleasant Street from Main Street
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Rostrevor Club, Lake Quinsigamond
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Station
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, looking North, 1912
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Worcester Mass. Main St. North about 1914
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Y.W.C.A., 1914
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Franklin Square Theatre, Worchester, Mass., 1914
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Bancroft Tower
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  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    New Baptist Church
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Bird's-Eye View, 1915
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Salisbury Mansion
    Highland Street
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    State Mutual Building and Main Street
    Postcard
  • News GIANT ROCKET SOON READY FOR TEST
    Professor Robert Goddard's Rocket, Which is Expected to Travel 70 Miles in Air, is Ready

    WORCHESTER, Mass., - An actual test of Professor Robert Go...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Art Museum
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Court House and Society of Antiquity
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, South of Post Office
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Crompton & Knowles Loom Works
    Postcard
  • News 1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"
    Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman, presumably from out-of-town, went to the telephone to put i...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Salisbury Laboratory Polytechnic Institute
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Bancroft Hotel
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Worcester Memorial Auditorium and Central Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers' Monument, City Hall and Common
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Chestnut Street Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Clark University
    Postcard
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Green Hill Park
    Postcard
  • 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 p.m.:

    "Latest reports from the vicinity of the hurric...Read MORE...


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1950s
    Postcard
  • News 1953 - 80 DEAD AND 700 INJURED IN WORCESTER TORNADO.
    THOUSANDS OF HOMES WRECKED; PROPERTY LOSS IN MILLIONS.

    "MINOR" TWISTER HITS FRANKLIN AND WRENTHAM SECTOR; EXETER, N. H. SLAMMED.

    Worcester, June...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 10-story downtown building...

    The Times Record Troy N...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 the development of a contraceptive for poor women w...Read MORE...


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

    The Weather Channel

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

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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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1890s C. G. Conn
Wonder Band Instruments
Worcester, Mass.
Elkhart, Ind.
Advertisement

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Lincoln Square and Court House
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Globe Corset Company, Worcester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Advertisement

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Lincoln Park at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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J. J. Newberry Co. newly enlarged super store. 10-20 Front Street Worcester, Mass.
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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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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Central Fire Station
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Front Street, Harrington Corner
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Worcester Old Mill Institute Park
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Free Public Library
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Notre Dame des Canadiens
Park Street
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Old South Church
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"The Warren"
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Street Scene
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Worcester County Institution For Savings
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Elm Park
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Holy Cross College
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Park Theatre, 1905
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J. W. Bishop Company General Contractors
Offices
345 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
683 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass.
417 Butler Exchange, Providence, R. I.
107-109 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass.

MILLS AT WORCESTER, MASS.

New Bedford ... ... Read MORE...

advertisement

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Howard Bros. Mfg. Co.
Manufacturers of Card Clothing
Nos. 44 and 46 Vine Street, Worcester, Mass.

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1908) Author: W.A. Greenough & Co Volume: 1908... Read MORE...

advertisement

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Aerial Navigation is Thrilling and Interesting
N. E. Fair, September 5 to 8, 1910
Four Days - Two Nights
Captain Baldwin just starting out on one of his daily flights in Worcester, Mass.
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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American Antiquarian Society Library
Highland Street
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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City Hall, 1910
Postcard

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Worcester City Hospital, 1910
Postcard

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Court Hill and Main Street, 1910
Postcard

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High School, 1910
Postcard

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Hospital for the Insane, 1910
Postcard

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Park Congregational Church
(First Children's Church Organized in America)
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Pleasant Street from Main Street
Postcard

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Rostrevor Club, Lake Quinsigamond
Postcard

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Union Station
Postcard

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Main Street, looking North, 1912
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Worcester Mass. Main St. North about 1914
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Y.W.C.A., 1914
Postcard

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Franklin Square Theatre, Worchester, Mass., 1914
Postcard

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Bancroft Tower
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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New Baptist Church
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Bird's-Eye View, 1915
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Salisbury Mansion
Highland Street
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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State Mutual Building and Main Street
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Art Museum
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Court House and Society of Antiquity
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street, South of Post Office
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Crompton & Knowles Loom Works
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Salisbury Laboratory Polytechnic Institute
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Bancroft Hotel
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Worcester Memorial Auditorium and Central Congregational Church
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Soldiers' Monument, City Hall and Common
Postcard

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Chestnut Street Congregational Church
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Clark University
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Green Hill Park
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Main Street, 1950s
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History and News of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1673 - Worcester is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1684 - Worcester is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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 transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

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

  • History of Worcester, Massachusetts


    History of Worcester, Massachusetts (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1838 - Fire at Worcester.
    A fire broke out in the vicinity of School street, in Worcester, about 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning, which destroyed a large block of dwellings,... 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.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1840 - Typewriter Invented
    The typewriter was invented by Charles Thurber in Worcester.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/
    resources/ state-history-timeline/
    massachusetts.html

    In ... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - WORCESTER. [Pop. 7,497. Inc. 1684.]
    Worcester was called Quinsigamond by the Indians, who joined with Philip against the colonists in the bloody war of 1675.

    In 1701,... Read MORE...

  • News  1845 - A Horrible Death
    We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Worcester
    WORCESTER was incorporated in 1684, but in consequence of Indian hostilities the first town meeting was not held till 1722. This part of the country... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Worcester is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1850 - Women's Rights Convention
    First National Women's Rights Convention held in Worcester

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/
    countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ matimeln.htm

    The woman's... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - Worcester
    Worcester, a city and seat of justice of Worcester county, Massachusetts, is delightfully situated in the centre of one of the richest and most... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1855 - October 9 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

    historyorb.com
  • News  1855 - CATASTROPHE BY FIRE.
    The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were between eighty and one hundred operatives in the... 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 manufacture of revolvers. One of his earliest... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
    The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little Lamb," and disposes of the animal in this... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - A Singular Law Suit.
    The proprietors of the Rural Cemetery at Worcester, Massachusetts, have brought suit against a company engaged in the manufacture of chemicals, about ... 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 tree trunks, bales of hay and loads of dirt are... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Horse Led to Chapel
    Some students in the Industrial institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, recently led a horse up two flights of stairs to the chapel. Twenty-eight... 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 after lilies, and, while busily engaged in his... Read MORE...

  • Worcester Massachusetts, 1890
    WORCESTER, the capital of Worcester County, is an enterprising mercantile and manufacturing city 44 miles west-by-southwest of Boston, 43 miles... 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.
    Iron
    London, Greater London, England
    February 12, 1892
  • 1895 - Worcester
    Worcester, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., on Blackstone River, in lat. 42° 16' 17" N., lon. 71° 48' 13" W., and on several... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Train Accident
    BODY IDENTIFIED.
    Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.
    The body of the man who was killed at the Southgate crossing ... 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 been missing for five weeks. The police have... 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 Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester... 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 from the parish priest at Lanoraie in Quebec are... 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, a large torpedo, Albert Childs, a clerk of the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Worcester, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co., Mass., near the Blackstone River, 44 miles W. by S. of Boston, on the Boston and Albany,... 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 valentines. Before she began in 1840, all these... Read MORE...

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

    WORCHESTER, Mass., - An actual test of Professor Robert... Read MORE...

  • News  1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"
    Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman, presumably from out-of-town, went to the telephone to put... 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 p.m.:

    "Latest reports from the vicinity of the... 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 WRENTHAM SECTOR; EXETER, N. H. SLAMMED.

    Worcester,... 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 the development of a contraceptive for poor women... 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 10-story downtown building...

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

    The Weather Channel
  • 2001 - ACT, based in Worcester, created human embryo clone

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Genealogy Resources for Worcester

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA

1929 Massachusetts City Directory - Worcester

Polk's Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory 1942. Boston Massachusetts: R. L. Polk & Co., 1942.

Polk's Worcester (Worcester County, Mass.) City Directory 1946. Boston Massachusetts: R. L. Polk & Co., 1946

The Worcester Directory Massachusetts For the Year Ending February, 1932 The Worcester Directory Massachusetts For the Year Ending February, 1933 . Worcester Massachusetts: Sampson & Murdock Co., 1932.

The Worcester Directory Massachusetts 1929

Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, Massachusetts


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