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Williamsburg, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in 1775. Williamsburg, Massachusetts, was once home to many factories, including a silk mill, a brass works and the first ivory button shop in the country. The town has two villages, Haydenville and Williamsburg. This map was published in 1873 and shows the town as it was before the tragic flood of 1874. When the Mill River flood occurred on May 16, 1874, it was the deadliest dam failure in the U.S. A total of 139 persons died, and the valley lined with factories, farms, and homes was devastated.


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Williamsburgh, Massachusetts

publisher   F. W. Beers and Company
cartographer   Frederick W. Beers (1839-1933)
date   1873
location   New York
height   14.0"
width   12.0"
process/materials   lithograph, paper, ink, watercolor
item type   Maps/Cadastral
accession #   #L09.009

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See Also...

"A History of Williamsburg in Massachusetts"

"Mill River Calamity" from "Harper's Weekly"

"Main Street, Williamsburg, Mass."

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