Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - 1845 - QUINCY. [Pop. 3,486. Inc. 1722.]
This town was originally settled in 1625, and was the first parish
It was called Mount Wollaston, after Captain Wollaston, the chief
settler ; then Merry Mount, by some licentious persons led by one Morton ; and, finally, Quincy, from the distinguished family of that name.
Quincy has had the rare fortune to give birth to two Presidents of the United States, John Adams, and John Quincy Adams, his son.
The hills of Quincy furnished the stone of which Bunker Hill Monument, and many other splendid structures, are built ; and the railroad, that conveys the stone to the landing, was the first in the United States.
Next to stone the most valuable manufacture is boots and shoes.
Distance from Dedham, 10 miles; from Boston, 7.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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