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History of Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Lawrence includes: Hallsville, Arlington District, Carltonville, Chapinsville, and City Hall.



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  • 1655 - Lawrence is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1847 - Lawrence is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1853 - Lawrence is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a post-town and semicapital of Essex county, Massachusetts, on the left (N.) bank of the Merrimack river, 26 miles N. from Boston, and 12...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - January 10 - The Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, collapses, killing 146 workers.
    The collapse of Pemberton Mill has been deemed the worst industrial accident in Massachusetts history and one of the worst industrial disasters in...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - A lady in Lawrence, Mass., suddenly awoke in the night with the impression that her little girl was in danger.
    Feeling her way in the dark to the child's crib, directed by a strong impulse, she put her finger into the little sleeper's mouth, and to her...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Lawrence (Mass.) factory hands have a free reading-room, and 8,000 volumes in their library.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 28, 1868

  • News 1869 - A large six-horse wagon containing thirteen persons, returning on the night of the 30th ult. from a festival at Pelham to Lawrence, Mass., upset and severely injured five of the passengers, two it was feared fatally.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 9, 1869

  • News 1870 - In 1849 Lawrence, Mass. had only 100 inhabitants. This year the census says 28,829. Lowell has about 42,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 10, 1870

  • News 1870 - In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870

  • News 1878 - Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
    They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1878

  • News 1888 - On the 24th John Roche and Patrick Cavanaugh, while at work on the chimney of the new Pacific mills at Lawrence, Mass., fell 120 feet with the elevator. Neither was killed but both are seriously injured.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 1, 1888

  • News 1890 - Tornado
    A Number of Lives Lost, Many Persons Killed and Injured and Hundreds of Houses Razed to the Ground - The Victims.

    LAWRENCE, Mass., July 27. - A...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence Massachusetts, 1890
    LAWRENCE is one of our splendid industrial cities, which has sprung up, as if by magic, at the bidding of the mechanical, the liberal and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex co., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River, and on several divisions of the Boston & Maine...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    500,000 Ladies are using The Rushforth Hair Curling Pins
    The Rushforth Pin Co., Lawrence, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    November 1898
    Advertisement
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Y. W. C. A.
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mary's Church
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - January 11 - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
    1912-01-29 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA

    historyorb.com
    January 11, 1912

  • News 1913 - 11 BOYS DROWN IN RUSH TO SWIM
    Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses
    ALL FIGHT HARD FOR LIFE

    A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex CO., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River and on several divisions of the Boston and Maine R.,...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Bay State Building and Lawrence St., looking North (1916)
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA


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500,000 Ladies are using The Rushforth Hair Curling Pins
The Rushforth Pin Co., Lawrence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Advertisement

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Y. W. C. A.
Postcard

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Mary's Church
Postcard

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
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Bay State Building and Lawrence St., looking North (1916)
Postcard


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History and News of Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1655 - Lawrence is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1847 - Lawrence is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1853 - Lawrence is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a post-town and semicapital of Essex county, Massachusetts, on the left (N.) bank of the Merrimack river, 26 miles N. from Boston, and 12... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - January 10 - The Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, collapses, killing 146 workers.
    The collapse of Pemberton Mill has been deemed the worst industrial accident in Massachusetts history and one of the worst industrial disasters in... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - A lady in Lawrence, Mass., suddenly awoke in the night with the impression that her little girl was in danger.
    Feeling her way in the dark to the child's crib, directed by a strong impulse, she put her finger into the little sleeper's mouth, and to her... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Lawrence (Mass.) factory hands have a free reading-room, and 8,000 volumes in their library.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 28, 1868
  • News  1869 - A large six-horse wagon containing thirteen persons, returning on the night of the 30th ult. from a festival at Pelham to Lawrence, Mass., upset and severely injured five of the passengers, two it was feared fatally.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 9, 1869
  • News  1870 - In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870
  • News  1870 - In 1849 Lawrence, Mass. had only 100 inhabitants. This year the census says 28,829. Lowell has about 42,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 10, 1870
  • News  1878 - Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
    They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1878
  • News  1888 - On the 24th John Roche and Patrick Cavanaugh, while at work on the chimney of the new Pacific mills at Lawrence, Mass., fell 120 feet with the elevator. Neither was killed but both are seriously injured.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 1, 1888
  • Lawrence Massachusetts, 1890
    LAWRENCE is one of our splendid industrial cities, which has sprung up, as if by magic, at the bidding of the mechanical, the liberal and... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - Tornado
    A Number of Lives Lost, Many Persons Killed and Injured and Hundreds of Houses Razed to the Ground - The Victims.

    LAWRENCE, Mass., July 27. - A... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex co., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River, and on several divisions of the Boston & Maine... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - January 11 - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
    1912-01-29 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA

    historyorb.com
    January 11, 1912
  • News  1913 - 11 BOYS DROWN IN RUSH TO SWIM
    Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses
    ALL FIGHT HARD FOR LIFE

    A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex CO., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River and on several divisions of the Boston and Maine R.,... Read MORE...

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