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THIS town was incorporated in 1799. The land in this town is rather rough and hard to cultivate. There is a
small stream in the town, called Vine brook, a branch of the Shawshine river, which flows into the Merrimac in
the town of Andover. There is a Congregational church in the central part of the town. In 1837 there were 5,800
pairs of shoes manufactured in this town, valued at $4,900. There were twelve males and nine females employed in
this business. Population, 522. Distance, 10 miles north east of Concord, 11 S. E. from Lowell, and 13 from Boston.
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Every town in Massachusetts with
By John Warner Barber.
Published by Warren Lazell.