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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Webster, Massachusetts, USA? 

Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Webster was first settled in 1713 and was officially incorporated on March 6, 1832. The area forming the town had previously been divided among the town of Dudley, the town of Oxford and an unincorporated gore. The primary founder was the manufacturer Samuel Slater, who came to the area after his celebrated activities in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and founded several textile mills, one of which was taken over by the Cranston Print Works in 1936. He named the town after his friend Daniel Webster. Slater spent his last years in Webster and died and is buried there in Mount Zion Cemetery.
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA - September 17, 1890
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

September 17, 1890

Webster, Massachusetts, USA - At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Post Office. Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Post Office. Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - A. J. Bates Shoe Factory. Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

A. J. Bates Shoe Factory. Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - Joslin House and Hotel Maanexit, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Joslin House and Hotel Maanexit, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - East Main St. Looking West, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

East Main St. Looking West, Webster, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 1911 School St., Webster, MA
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1911 School St., Webster, MA
Webster, Massachusetts, USA - 1912 Ad. George Feige worked as an electrician for his nephew, Charles W. Bergmann.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1912 Ad. George Feige worked as an electrician for his nephew, Charles W. Bergmann.

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Jan 11, 1811 - Samuel Slater buys his first property in Webster.
In 1811, in company with a young man named Bela Tiffany, Samuel Slater started a cotton factory at...Read MORE...

1831 - Webster - Slater Mills
...By 1831 this plant (owned by Samuel Slater) had increased to six thousand spindles and ninety...Read MORE...

1832 - Webster set off from Oxford

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1835 - Samuel Slater Dies in Webster
...During his later years, Mr. Slater spent the greater part of his time at Webster, where he died...Read MORE...

37. WEBSTER. [Pop. 1,403. Inc. 1832.]
This town was taken from Dudley and Oxford, and named in honor of Daniel Webster, the...Read MORE...

1848 - Webster
This town was set off from Dudley and Oxford, and incorporated in 1832. it was named after the Hon. ...Read MORE...

News  1858 - Shoe Business Flourishing
The shoe business at Webster, Mass., has been in a very flourishing condition for the last few...Read MORE...

News  1866 - Snake Prank
In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper...Read MORE...

News  1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater &...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Walked to Webster from California
Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse,...Read MORE...

Webster Massachusetts, 1890
"Webster lies in the southern part of Worcester County, 59 miles southwest of Boston, and 16 miles...Read MORE...

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News  1900 - SUICIDE WAS 105 YEARS OLD.
Last Survivor of Nipunk Tribe Sets Her House on Fire and Dies Rather then Go to the...Read MORE...

News  1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of ...Read MORE...

News  Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last...Read MORE...

1906
Webster, a post-village in Webster township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River and...Read MORE...

News  1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc.,...Read MORE...

1929 - Wired for "Talkies"
Oct. 9 - The Liberty Theatre in Webster, a silent movie venue for several years, is wired for...Read MORE...

1933 - New Restaurant Opens
Dec. 4 - John Parker opens a restaurant at 217 Main St., Webster. The special is fruit cocktail,...Read MORE...

1940 - Railroad Abandoned
April 11 - The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. abandons its rail line from Webster to...Read MORE...

1955 - WESO On the Air
March 20 - Radio Station WESO goes on the air for a first time. Announcers and newscasters are Bob...Read MORE...

1969 - Webster - New Year's Day Fire

1972 - Commerce Insurance Company
July 1 - Commerce Insurance Company opens for business at the corner of Lake and Main Streets. 14...Read MORE...

News  Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a...Read MORE...

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