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From: "BBFFRRPP" <>
Subject: [GM-L] On-Line Bookstores (for genealogy books) (Cambridge)
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 09:45:08 -0400
I just went to the web site for the Cary Library in Lexington, and found the
following web site posted on their home-page:
It is a list of on-line bookstores.
Earlier this morning, I was reminded that the original name for Lexington
was .. Cambridge Farms. It was settled in 1642, but it did not become
a separate parish until 1691, and it didn't become .. Lexington until 1713.
A reminder is that Arlington started out as .. West Cambridge. And,
Newton started out as .. Cambridge Village.
One web site offering a "brief history of Cambridge," mentioned:
Cambridge became a city in 1846, uniting three, rival villages:
Old Cambridge, Cambridgeport, and East Cambridge.
FYI: I just read another page from Cambridge's history which said that
way back in the 1600's, for a certain period of time, Cambridge stretched
from the Charles River to the Concord River and nearly to the Merrimack
River. But, in 1655, Billerica formally separated from Cambridge.
"In 1641, 1642, and 1644, the town received additional grants, consisting
mainly of the territory then called Shawshin, which carried the northern
boundary nearly to the Merrimac. At this period of its greatest size the
town thus extended in a curiously irregular line, more than thirty miles in
length, from a point several miles to the south of the Charles, almost to
the Merrimac, and included the greater part, if not the whole, of
Brighton, Newton, Cambridge, Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Billerica,
and portions of Belmont and Winchester. It should be remembered that the
land near Mount Auburn at this time belonged to Watertown, and that where
East Cambridge and Cambridgeport now are, was then an uninhabited region of
marsh, meadow, and tangled forest growth. .."
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children;
one is roots, the other is wings."
Hodding Carter, Jr.
"What does Jesus want in his "stocking" on Christmas morning?
Loving kindness, a warm heart, and the stretched out hand of tolerance!"
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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