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Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Originally called the Northwest District of Rutland, it was first settled in 1720. The town was incorporated on June 17, 1774, as Hutchinson after Thomas Hutchinson, colonial governor of Massachusetts. But on November 7, 1776, it was renamed Barre in honor of Isaac Barré, a champion of the American Colonies. Starting in the 1800s, the Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad provided rail service to the town.wikipedia



Barre, Massachusetts, USA - East Side Common
Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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Barre, Massachusetts, USA - Henry Woods High School
Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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Barre, Massachusetts, USA

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3. BARRE. [Pop. 2,751 Inc. 1774.]
Barre, (pronounced Barry), was a part of Rutland, and called Hutchinson from 1774 to 1777, when its ...Read MORE...

1848 - Barre
This town was the north west part of Rutland original grant. It was made a district in 1749, and...Read MORE...

News  1869 - A correspondent of the New England Farmer says the town of Barre maybe considered the banner town in Massachusetts cheese making.
There are three cheese factories, having 875 cows; receiving 25,800 pounds of milk daily,...Read MORE...

Barre Massachusetts, 1890
Barre is an old town near the geographical centre of the State, which had thrifty days in the...Read MORE...

1916
Bar're, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester CO., Mass., on the Boston and...Read MORE...


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