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Watertown, Wisconsin: 1836-1936
Wisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin, nestled in the southeastern part of the state between the largest city, Milwaukee, and the state capital, Madison, was once considered the second largest city in Wisconsin. Founded in 1836 by Yankee settlers from the East coast, these individuals were soo...
Waukegan, Illinois
Illinois
Waukegan, Illinois has a long history, with a rich and varied heritage. Countless individuals, businesses, and organizations have contributed to that heritage, and continue today to contribute to the legacy of this community. One of Waukegan's most notable citizens was Jack Be...
Watertown
New York
Watertown began as a small hamlet of three cabins located in a wilderness. In time it grew to become the county seat of Jefferson and, from the early 1800s through the mid-1900s, a major industrial and trade center in northern New York State. With more than 200 images, Waterto...
Weymouth
Massachusetts
Weymouth, the second oldest town in Massachusetts, was established in 1622 and was a fishing and agricultural community for almost two hundred years before becoming a shoe-manufacturing center in the nineteenth century. Birthplace of Abigail Adams, the first woman to be the wi...
Wayne Township
New Jersey
Using over two hundred historical photographs, Wayne Township offers a unique view of a town that has undergone great change in its lifetime. Wayne was traversed by Native Americans for thousands of years before Dutch businessmen and farmers settled there c. 1695. This book il...
Westchester County: Protect and Serve
New York
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety celebrated its twentieth anniversary on July 1, 1999. Although the present department is relatively young, its roots go back to 1683, ranking it among the oldest police agencies in the United States. In fact, the first docume...
Walden and Maybrook
New York
The villages of Walden and Maybrook are located within the town of Montgomery, halfway between New York City and Albany. During part of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Walden was considered the Knife Capital of the United States; three companies specialized in produci...
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Watchung
New Jersey
Wach Unks, or High Hills, were the Lenni Lenape words used to describe this area and are the origin of the name Watchung. Approximately six square miles, Watchung comprises parts of the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountains, a valley of fertile rolling land between...
Westminster
Massachusetts
It almost was not Westminster. The small town in central Massachusetts was born to another name, that of Narragansett 2, and it was not for another twenty years that the area became known as Westminster. One early settler, Abner Holden, described it as "a howling wilderness." ...
West Philadelphia: University City to 52nd Street
Pennsylvania
The many neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River across from William Penn's "Quaker City" were distinctly rural until 1860, when horsecar lines first crossed the river. The area soon became home to wealthy businessmen who built elegant mansions and villas in University City...
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Watertown
Massachusetts
Established in 1630, Watertown was the first inland settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. With its central location and proximity to the Charles River, Watertown has always been a convenient meeting place and a starting point for travelers and traders headed to the West....
Warren
Pennsylvania
Nestled in the heart of northwestern Pennsylvania in the Allegheny National Forest, Warren was founded in 1795 and incorporated as a borough in 1832. The new borough was a thriving lumbering center in its early days and continued to grow along with the burgeoning oil and railr...
Watertown
Connecticut
Here, in stunning images and stirring narrative, is the history of Watertown, a community that lies near the center of western Connecticut. The town was once part of Mattatuck, a tract of land purchased from the Paugasett Indians in 1684. The fertile area first attracted Farmi...
Wareham
Massachusetts
Wareham nestles along the coast of picturesque Buzzards Bay in southeastern Massachusetts. First visited by Native Americans who made it their summer home, the villages of Wareham and Onset were incorporated as the town of Wareham in 1739. The town's long and varied history i...
Westwood
Massachusetts
Westwood began as West Dedham, a small collection of farms owned by Dedham residents. At the time of incorporation in 1897, the population was only twelve hundred people. Westwood grew rapidly in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as Bostonians from Beacon Hill bui...
 
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