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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Home of Industry, Dear Island, East Boston.
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 09:41:30 -0500
At 08:21 AM 3/2/2006, Bob wrote:
>1860 in the Home of Industry on Dear Island
The House of Industry was Boston's poorhouse. It moved to Deer Island
about 1850, a place which has held a Native American POW camp in the
late 1600s, an immigrant quarantine facility in the 1800s,
orphanages, prisons, and other institutions to house the City's unwanted.
Get a copy of "The Islands of Boston Harbor: Their History and
Romance 1626-1935" by the late Edward Rowe Snow. Amazon shows it
available in paperback, but you should be able to get it from
interlibrary loan - it has been through a number of printings since
1935. Snow was the foremost expert on the history of the harbor
islands and I would think his book most likely to have some
information about the House of Industry. It has been decades since
I've read it so I don't recall any details.
Dale H. Cook; Research Member, NEHGS; Member, Mass. Soc. Mayf. Desc.
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
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