Historical Sketch of Dana, MA
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THIS township was composed of a part of Greenwich, in Hampshire county, of the north part of Hardwick, and the south-east part of Petersham. It was incorporated a town in 1801, and is one of the smallest towns in territory and population in the county. A Congregational church was embodied about 1824, but no minister of this denomination has yet been settled. Ministers of other denominations have occasionally preached in the town. Population, 660. Distance, 30 miles north west of Worcester, and 90 from Boston. In 1837 there were 70,000 palm leaf hats manufactured in this town; value, $10,500.


FROM:
Historical Collections Relateing to the
History and Antiquities of
Every town in Massachusetts with
Geographical Descriptions.
By John Warner Barber.
Worchester
Published by Warren Lazell.
1848

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