Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 72
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which ftses in Randolph, after
meandering through this town and
receiving die waters of Great and
Little ponds, meets the tide waters
of Boston harbor, at Braintree land-
ing, on We^tmouth Fore river,
miles from Boston. At this place
there is considerable trade in lum-
ber and bread stuffs, and some navi-
gation is employed in the coasting
trade and fisheries.' The manufac-
tures of Braintree consist of boots,
shoes, cotton and woolen goods, pa-
per, leather, nails, axes, cotton
ginns, chocolate, ca.Tiaghsy gran-
ite, straw bonnets;* tin;
vessels. ' The value
*<&^Bgge- arti-
cles of manufacture, for the year
ending April
1, 1887, amounted to
$371,937. The value of boots and
shoes amounted to $292,383, and
gave employment to 850 persons.
The Manatiquol affords this town
excellent milijjPSte;- some oftsvliich
lie near ship^avrgation, and are
very valuable. Braintree was in-
corporated in 1640. I t li es 19 miles
S. by E. from Boston, and
12 S, E.
from Dedham. Population, 1830,
1,752; 1837, 2,237.

Erandon, Vt.

This is a flourishing town in Rut-
land county, 40' miles S. W. from
Montpelier, 16 N. by W. from Rut-
land, and 13 S. from Middlebury.
It was first settled in 1775, and or-
ganized in 1784. Population, 1330,
1,940. Brandon is finely watered
by Otter creek, Mill river, and
Spring pond ; on which stredms are
' good mill seals. Some of the land
is level, with rather a light soil, hut
that on Otter creek is the best allu-
vial. Bog iron ore, of an excellent
quality, is found here ; copperas and
marble are also found. There are
two curious caverns in this town.
The largest contains two apart-
ments, each from 16 to
20 feet
square. It is entered hy descend-
ing from the surface about
20 feet.
They are formed of limestone,


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New. Haven co. An imevep
township, of strong soil, on Long
Inland Sound, about 7 milesE. from
New Haven. Thimble islands and
Indian islands lie within the limits
of the town. Here are fish of va-
rious kinds, a small stream of wa-
ter, a harbor, and some vessels en-
gaged m the .fishery. The town
was seftfeji in 1344. Population,
1830, |£332. A beautiful pond,
called ©altiSkstaiPs lake, lies be-
tf    East    Haven.

Windham co. This town is situ-
ated in the southeasterly quarter of
the state and county ; is bounded
E. by Connecticut river, S. by Ver-
non and Guilford, W. by Marlboro’,
and N. by Dummerston. At the
#1 El section of the town la the
site of the once famous military
Fort Bummer, nothing of
which is now Stained but the
Bummer .Meadows. At
the mouth of Whetstone brook is a
commodious landing place for river
craft. Brattleborough is connected
with Hinsdale and Chesterfield by
a handsome covered bridge, span-
ning the Connecticut, and terminat-
ing at its western abutment in the
east village, where the north, the
south, the east, and the west lines
of mail stages concentrate. The
xtown and vicinity are noticed for
their salubrious air, pure water,
and fine mountain scenery. It is
watered on the east by the Connec-
ticut, and is intersected by West
river, Whetstone brook, and nume-
rous smaller streams. There are
many sites for water power on the
larger streams, unoccupied, and in-
viting to enterprize. The east vil-
lage is the
general business mart
for the surrounding towms. Of its
own internal business and industry,
one instance is given of many of
less amount. “The Brattleboro*


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