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Identifier: gazetteerofstate00naso
Title: A gazetteer of the state of Massachusetts : with numerous illustrations
Year: 1890 (1890s)
Authors: Nason, Elias, 1811-1887 Varney, George J. (George Jones), 1836-1901
Subjects: Massachusetts -- Gazetteers
Publisher: Boston : B.B. Russell
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library

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y 1,000 acresare forests of pine, oak, maple, cedar and birch. Elm, maple andhorse-chestnut are plentiful along the village streets ; fruit treesabound, and berries are largely cultivated. The rock formation issienitic, with some trap. The soil is clayey, gravelly, and black loamin different parts. The surface is finely diversified with hill, valleyand lake. Greenwood Mount and Round Hill in the south are namesof rocky and commanding elevations. Coudreys, Cedar, Harts, Bear,Tudor and Prospect, also designate pleasing elevations. Quanapow-itt Pond, in the northwest part, embracing an area of 264 acres; isthe source of Saugus River, which winds around the northeast sec-tion of the town. On a broad cape on the southwest side of the pondis a beautiful cemetery, with a village embowered beyond. On itssouthern shore is the large Central Park, well covered with old elms,and having a picturesque Rockery, a music pavilion, and excel-lent promenades. Along the entire eastern side winds a shaded

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WAKEFIELD. 653 .street, with charming views from all points. Crystal Lake (Indianname, Wappahtuck), of 48 acres, southwest of the centre, is also anornament to the place, as well as being extremely useful throughthe water-works. The largest industrial establishment is that founded by the lateCyrus Wakefield, the rattan factory, making chairs, baskets, boxes,carriage tops, matting and other articles from rattan; which atpresent gives employment to about 700 persons. Other large estab-lishments are the Smith & Anthony Stove Company, employingabout 100 men; the Evans Shoe Factory, employing 50 persons; theEmmons Shoe Factory, employing 40 ; and the Miller Piano Factory,employing 90. Other manufactures are rubber goods, furniture,twine, artisans tools and food preparations. The value of the man-ufactured product, as given in the census for 1885, was $2,016,147.The 99 farms in the town in the same year reported a product valuedat $55,444. There are a national, a savings and a co-operat

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Date: 2014-07-28 13:19:58

bookid:gazetteerofstate00naso bookyear:1890 bookdecade:1890 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Nason__Elias__1811_1887 bookauthor:Varney__George_J___George_Jones___1836_1901 booksubject:Massachusetts____Gazetteers bookpublisher:Boston___B_B__Russell bookcontributor:Boston_Public_Library booksponsor:Boston_Public_Library bookleafnumber:658 bookcollection:bostonpubliclibrary bookcollection:americana

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