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Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

"Quincy, quin've, a fine city of Norfolk co., Mass., on the Old Colony Railroad, 8 miles S. of Boston, and 14 miles from the sea. It is bounded on the N.E. by Massachusetts Bay. It contains a number of churches, a granite town hail, 2 national banks, a savings-bank, printing-offices which issue 1 daily and 2 weekly newspapers, a high school, a public library, and the well-endowed Adams Academy, founded in 1872; also quarries of the celebrated Quincy granite, which is exported to nearly all parts of the Union. Quincy was the birthplace of John Hancock, of John Adams, second president of the United States, and of his son, John Quincy Adams. Pop, in 1880, 10,570; in 1890, 16,723."

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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  • 1826 - First American Railroad
    First American railroad built in Quincy

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    1826-03-04 - 1st US RR...Read MORE...


  • 1832 - July 25 - 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies

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  • 4. QUINCY. [Pop. 3,486. Inc. 1722.]
    This town was originally settled in 1625, and was the first parish
    of Braintree.

    It was called Mount Wollaston, after Captain Wollaston, the...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - DEAD BY DOZENS. THE GRIM TERROR REAPS A GHASTLY HARVEST. FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ON THE RAIL. SIXTEEN SOULS HURRIED TO ETERNITY AND MORE THAN A SCORE OF PEOPLE SCALDED AND MUTILATED.
    Boston, Aug. 20. - The Cape Cod and Woods' Hole train on the Old Colony railway was wrecked at Quincy, just the other side of the President's bridge...Read MORE...


  • 1890 Quincy Massachusetts
    QUINCY is a handsome city in the northeastern part of Norfolk County, eight miles southeast of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad. The stations are at ...Read MORE...


  • Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
    Hancock Street
  • 1906
    Quincy, a city of Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8 miles SE. of the centre of Boston and 1 1/ 2 miles from the seas....Read MORE...


  • Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
    Battle Ship Rhode Island At Fore River Iron Works Quincy, Mass. (1906)
  • News 1911 - Auto Accident
    Four year old Daniel Dhooge ran from his home on Glen Cove place, Quincy, yesterday afternoon out on to the street, directly in the path of an...Read MORE...


  • Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
    Hancock Street (1912)
  • 1954 - Februray 26 - 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass

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  • 1961 - First Nuclear-Powered Surface Vessel
    First nuclear-powered surface vessel launched at Quincy



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Hancock Street (1912)
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  • 1826 - First American Railroad
    First American railroad built in Quincy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ matimeln.htm

    1826-03-04 - 1st US RR... Read MORE...

  • 1832 - July 25 - 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
    historyorb.com
  • 4. QUINCY. [Pop. 3,486. Inc. 1722.]
    This town was originally settled in 1625, and was the first parish
    of Braintree.

    It was called Mount Wollaston, after Captain Wollaston, the... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Quincy Massachusetts
    QUINCY is a handsome city in the northeastern part of Norfolk County, eight miles southeast of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad. The stations are at ... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - DEAD BY DOZENS. THE GRIM TERROR REAPS A GHASTLY HARVEST. FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ON THE RAIL. SIXTEEN SOULS HURRIED TO ETERNITY AND MORE THAN A SCORE OF PEOPLE SCALDED AND MUTILATED.
    Boston, Aug. 20. - The Cape Cod and Woods' Hole train on the Old Colony railway was wrecked at Quincy, just the other side of the President's bridge... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Quincy, a city of Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8 miles SE. of the centre of Boston and 1 1/ 2 miles from the seas.... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - Auto Accident
    Four year old Daniel Dhooge ran from his home on Glen Cove place, Quincy, yesterday afternoon out on to the street, directly in the path of an... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - Februray 26 - 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
    historyorb.com
  • 1961 - First Nuclear-Powered Surface Vessel
    First nuclear-powered surface vessel launched at Quincy

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