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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA

Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman invented the chocolate chip cookie in 1938. It was a wonderful accident. The owner of "Toll House Inn" ran out of baking chocolate, Ruth added in chocolate pieces. She thought they would melt and create chocolate cookies, but they did not. The result was chocolate chip, also known as "Toll House" cookies.

Whitman includes: Washington Street, Auburnville, and Northville.


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  • 1670 - Whitman is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1875 - Whitman is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Whitman Massachusetts, 1890
    Whitman is a lively manufacturing town of small area in the northwestern section of Plymouth County, 21 miles south of Boston on the Abington and...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - Silver Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Peterson of Harvard street, Whitman, Mass., celebrated their silver anniversary last evening, about eleven hundred guests...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Whitman
    Whit'man, a post-town of Plymouth co., Mass., 21 miles by rail S. of Boston. It has 6 churches, 3 national banks, a savings-bank, a high school,...Read MORE...


  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Whitman Homestead, Whitman, Mass.
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Bank Building
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington St. Looking South, Whitman, Mass.
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office Block and Main Street
    Whitman, Mass.
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Street
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  • 1906
    Whitman, a banking post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., 21 miles S. of Boston, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. It has manufactures of...Read MORE...


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    Town Hall, 1909
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Whitman, Mass.
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Street Business Section, looking South
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    First Congregational Church
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    East Whitman Fire Station
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Hobart Pond and Atwood's Box Mill
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Parochial Residence
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Whitman Park
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office Block and Main Street, 1910
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Stand Pipe
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    G.A.R. Hall
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Regal Shoe Factory, East Whitman, Mass.
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  • 1930 - First Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Ma. by adding cut up pieces of chocolate to her butter drop ...Read MORE...


  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Nelson Anderson's Fox and Hounds
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Whitman Homestead
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Toll House
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High School
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Washington St. Looking South, Whitman, Mass.
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office Block and Main Street
Whitman, Mass.
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Whitman Homestead, Whitman, Mass.
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Bank Building
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Washington Street
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Town Hall, 1909
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Bird's Eye View of Whitman, Mass.
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Washington Street Business Section, looking South
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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First Congregational Church
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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East Whitman Fire Station
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Hobart Pond and Atwood's Box Mill
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Parochial Residence
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Whitman Park
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office Block and Main Street, 1910
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Stand Pipe
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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G.A.R. Hall
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Regal Shoe Factory, East Whitman, Mass.
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Nelson Anderson's Fox and Hounds
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Old Whitman Homestead
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Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
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Toll House
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History, News and Stories of Whitman, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1670 - Whitman is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1875 - Whitman is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Whitman Massachusetts, 1890
    Whitman is a lively manufacturing town of small area in the northwestern section of Plymouth County, 21 miles south of Boston on the Abington and... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - Silver Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Peterson of Harvard street, Whitman, Mass., celebrated their silver anniversary last evening, about eleven hundred guests... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Whitman
    Whit'man, a post-town of Plymouth co., Mass., 21 miles by rail S. of Boston. It has 6 churches, 3 national banks, a savings-bank, a high school,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Whitman, a banking post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., 21 miles S. of Boston, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. It has manufactures of... Read MORE...

  • 1930 - First Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Ma. by adding cut up pieces of chocolate to her butter drop ... Read MORE...

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