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Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"Beverly, a post-village of Essex Co., Mass., on the “North Shore,” and on a bay or inlet of the Atlantic, 18 miles by rail N.E. of Boston, 2 miles N.N.E. of Salem, at the junction of the Gloucester and Rockport Branch. It is separated from Salem by an inlet of the sea, which is crossed by 2 bridges. It has a good harbor, a national bank, a savings-bank, a high school, a public library of 11,000 volumes, 2 newspaper offices, a masonic lodge, manufactures of shoes and shoe machinery, carriages, morocco, otters' ware, bricks, machinery, and wood and paper boxes. Many of the inhabitants are employed in navigation and the fisheries. Beverly owns about 80 vessels engaged in the cod-fishery. The township has 11 churches, Pop. of town in 1890, 10,821."

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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  • 1775 - First Navy Ship
    The first ship of the US Navy, the schooner "Hannah", commissioned in
    Beverly.

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  • 8. BEVERLY. [Pop. 4,689. Inc. 1668.]
    Beverly is separated from Salem, of which it was originally a
    part, by an arm of the sea called Bass River, over which is a bridge.

    Beverly is qui...Read MORE...


  • Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    Seth Norwood & Co
    Manufacturers of Fine Shoes, Beverly, Mass
  • Beverly Massachusetts, 1890
    Beverly is an old agricultural, nautical and manufacturing town, beautifully situated on rising ground on the southern shore of Essex County. It is bo...Read MORE...


  • Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station
  • News 1891 - BEVERLY FLAME SWEPT. A DISASTROUS FIRE WHICH DID OVER $200,000 DAMAGE.
    Beverly, Mass., Nov. 2. - Beverly was visited yesterday by a $200,000 fire. The fire was discovered about 2:15 p.m. in ALLEN'S box factory on Revere s...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - RAILROAD WRECK AT BEVERLY. A PASSENGER CRASHES INTO A FREIGHT - SEVERAL HURT.
    BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 17. - At 5:40 this afternoon Passenger Train No. 112, Rockport to Boston, met an extra freight at Paradise Crossing, on the Bosto...Read MORE...


  • Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    Cabot St.
  • Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    United Shoe Mach Co. Plant - Beverly

    "In late September 1902 in an extra edition of the Beverly Evening Times, the news was trumpeted that the United Shoe Machinery Company had picked a 150-acre site off Elliott Street in Beverly for a massive... Read MORE...

  • News 1910 - 2 DIE IN FIRE AT BEVERLY.
    Three Other Men in Cottage Severely Injured

    Beverly, Mass., June 21. - Two men were burned to death and three others received severe injuries in a ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Beverly, a banking city and summer-resort of Essex co., Mass., on the " North Shore," on a bay or inlet of the Atlantic, and on the Boston and Maine R...Read MORE...


  • News 1926 - Dies of Suffocation
    Beverly, Mass., April 30 - (AP) - George H. Stamper, 60, died of suffocation in a fire which destroyed the building of the Jubilee Yacht Club here thi...Read MORE...




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