Friday, May 13, 2011

Wealthy Middleborough, 1774

The Brockton Weekly Gazette carried the following interesting item on July 16, 1874, regarding the Revolutionary-era wealth of Middleborough:  "One hundred years ago, Middleboro stood the twelfth town in the state in the amount of its assessment, exceeding that of Taunton, Roxbury, Charlestown and Cambridge."  The town's extensive agricultural development and the presence of the Oliver iron works attributed to the high assessment.


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