Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 354
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The value of fish and oil taken was
$298,407. Hands employed, 1,113,
During that year 48,960 bushels of
salt were made, employing 156
hands, the value of which was
$18,360. Provincetown lies 50
miles N. E. from Barnstable, by
land, and 50 E. S. E. from Boston,
by water. Incorporated, 1727. Pop-
ulation, 1830, 1,710; 1837, 2,049.

Putney; Vt.

Windham co. This iown is fine-
ly located on the west side of Con-
necticut river,and embosoms a large
tract of excellent intervale land,
called the “Great Meadows.’’There
is also a gopd tract of intervale on
Sacket’s brook,- a fine mill stream,
with beautiful falls, on which are
erected valuable mills for the manu-
facture of woolen goods, paper, and
various other articles. Sacket’s
brook is a large and constant stream:
it falls 150 feet, in tbe course of 100
rods. Some of the mill sites are
unoccupied. There are** various
mineral Substances in the town,
worthy of the notice of the geolo-
gist. The village Is pleasant, and
bears the marks of taste and pros-
perity. It lies 9 miles E. from
Newfane; and 9 N. from Brattle-
borough. First settled, 1754. Pop-
ulation, 1830, 1,510.

Pnshaw Lake, Me,

This lake lies in the towns of
Orono, Dutton and Kirkland, Pe-
nobscot county. It is about 8 miles
long, and one mile'wide. It emp-
ties into Dead stream, which meets
the Penobscot at Orono.

Queechy River, Vt.,

Sometimes called Waterqueechy,
rises in Sherburne, runs nearly cast
to the south part of Bridgewater;
thence through Woodstock irto the
south part of Hartford, and thence
southeast through the northeast cor-
ner of Hartland into Connecticut
river, about two miles above Quee-
chy falls. In Bridgewater it re-
ceives two considerable branches,
namely, north branch, which rises
in the north part of this township
from the north, and south branch,
which rises in Plymouth, from the
south, both considerable mill
streams. In Woodstock it receives
two other branches of considerable
size; one rising in the northeast
cornerof Bridgewater and southeast
Corner of Barnard, falls into Quee-
chy river from the north just below
the north village in Woodstock, or
Woodstock Green” the other
rising in the south part of Wood-
stock; passes through both the vil-
lages in that town, and empties into
it from the South just above the
mouth of the last mentioned stream.
Both these streanls afford excellent
mill seats. Queechy river in its
course receives numerous other
tributaries of less note. It. is a
clear and lively stream, with a grav-
el or gtony bottom. This stream is
about 35 miles in length, and wa-
ters about 212 square miles.

Quincy, Mass.

Norfolk co. The territory of
Quincy was a part of ancient Brain-
tree, until 1792. It lies on Brain-
tree or Quincy bay, in Boston har-
bor, and is bounded on the N. W.
by Neponset river and the town
of Milton. It is 8 miles S. by E. from
Boston, and 10 E. by S. from Ded-
ham. Population,.1820, 1,623; 1830,
2,192; 1837, 3,049,

The surface of the town is diver-
sified by hills, valleys and plains.
Back from the bay about 3 miles is
a range of elevated land, in some
parts more than 600 feet above the
sea, containing an inexhaustible
supply of granite. This is the
source of the “ Quincy Granite,” a
building material justly celebrated
in all our cities for its durability
and beauty. Vast quantities of
this admirable* stone are annually
quarried and wrought in this vicin-
ity by the most skillful workmen,
into all dimensions, both plain and


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