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Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

"Brock'ton, formerly North Bridgewater, a city of Plymouth co, Mass, on the Old Colony Railroad, 20 miles S. of Boston. It has 19 churches, 2 national banks, a saving-bank, 2 daily and 2 weekly newspapers. It is almost unrivalled as a boot and shoe manufacturing centre, and also has extensive manufactures of wood and paper boxes, shoe-tools, rubber goods, electrical supplies, and tacks and mails. Pop, in 1890,27,294."

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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  • 1874 - The Brockton Fair was established in 1874.


  • News 1879 - SMOTHERED IN GRAIN.
    A terrible accident took place in the grain and flour mill of Allis Packard at Brockton, Mass., on the 5th inst., in which A. A. NOURSE, DENNIS LYNCH ...Read MORE...


  • Brockton Massachusetts, 1890
    BROCKTON is a very enterprising and thrifty city, occupying the northwest extremity of Plymouth County, and having Stoughton, Avon and Holbrook on...Read MORE...


  • Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
    1890's ad
    O. A. Miller Treeing Machine Co.
    Brockton, Mass.
  • Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
    West Elm Street from Montgomery Street, Brockton, Mass.
  • Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
    Huntington School
  • News 1905 - EXPLOSION KILLS 53; MANY ARE MISSING. Brockton Shoe Factory Collapses When Boiler Explodes. RUINS BURST INTO FLAME.
    Heroic Deeds by Rescuers and by Pinioned Victims Calmly Awaiting Their Doom.

    Special to The New York Times.
    BROCKTON, Mass., March 21. - The city ...Read MORE...


  • Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Baptist Church
  • Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
    Fred F. Field Co., Shoe Factory, Montello
  • 1916
    Brockton, formerly North Bridgewater, a city of Plymouth co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 20 miles S. of Boston. It is almost...Read MORE...


  • Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
    ad for Brockton Fair
    Fitchburg Sentinel
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts
    October 2, 1926
  • News 1941 - TWELVE FIREMEN DIE AT BROCKTON. 16 OTHERS ARE HURT WHEN ROOF CAVES IN DURING THEATER FIRE. PRIEST TRAVERSES BURNING BUILDING IN BORROWED HELMET AND COAT TO GIVE DOOMED MEN LAST RITES.
    Brockton, March 10 (AP) - Twelve firemen were killed and 16 injured early today when the snow-laden roof of the 30-year-old Strand theater collapsed...Read MORE...




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