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History of Whitman, Massachusetts, USA

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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...


  • 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
    High School
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  • Whitman, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington St. Looking South, Whitman, Mass.
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    Post Office Block and Main 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...


  • 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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Washington St. Looking South, Whitman, Mass.
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Post Office Block and Main Street
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Old Whitman Homestead, Whitman, Mass.
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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...

  • 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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