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Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Stur'bridge, a post-village and township of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield, and 20 miles S.W. of Worcester. It has 3 churches. The township contains Fiskedale, and has mannufactures of cotton print cloth, bits, augers, carriages, and women's shoes, and a pop. of 2213. Graphite is mined here."

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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  • News 1840 - WANTED
    At the Sturbridge Cotton Mills, 5 or 6 good Families, consisting of Weavers, Spinners, and Carding Room help, who are of strictly temperance habits,...Read MORE...


  • 13. STURBRIDGE. [Pop. 2,005. Inc 1738.]
    The first settlers of Sturbridge were chiefly from Medfield, in Norfolk county, and the settlement at first was called New Medfield.

    The...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Sturbridge
    The land of this town was originally granted, in 1729, to several petitioners of Medfield, and many of the first settlers were from that town. and...Read MORE...


  • News 1864 - An Aged Man
    The Boston Transcript publishes a sketch of Deacon John Philips of Sturbridge, Mass., who is now in his one hundred and fourth year. This venerable...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    Sturbridge is a thriving agricultural and manufacturing town of about 1,980 inhabitants, situated in the southwestern part of Worcester County, 60...Read MORE...


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    Arbutus Park, No. 2, Sturbridge, Mass.
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    The Common
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    Red Gables Inn
  • News 1892 - Suicide Instead of a Wedding
    WORCESTER, Mass., October 19 - H. M. Asselin of West Warren, a young Frenchman, was found dead in the road in Sturbridge late Monday afternoon. He...Read MORE...


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    The Common
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    The Library, Sturbridge, Mass.
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    Old Sturbridge Village Salem Towne House, Sturbridge, Mass.
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    Unitarian Church. Sturbridge, Mass.
  • News 1905 - Must Await Funeral
    William Willard of Sturbridge, Mass., who painted the portraits of several of Massachusetts' Governors, was a collector of colonial furniture. He had ...Read MORE...


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    Main Street
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    Group of Public Buildings
  • 1906
    Sturbridge, a post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield. The town has...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
    Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of...Read MORE...


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    The Elms Hotel, 1908
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    Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass.
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    First Congregational Church
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    Colonial Motel
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    Town Hall
  • 1946 - Old Sturbridge Village
    The three sons of George Wells carry on the firm (American Optical Company), but they also start a new venture: they create Old Sturbridge Village, a ...Read MORE...




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