Fall River, Massachusetts

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Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.wikipedia
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Bristol County, Massachusetts

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Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.
The property deed records are kept in Taunton, Attleboro, Fall River, and New Bedford.

Lizzie Borden

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Fall River is known for the Lizzie Borden case, Portuguese culture, its numerous 19th-century textile mills and Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels and the home of the.
Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was an American woman who garnered notoriety as the main suspect in the August 4, 1892, axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Battleship Cove

Fall River is known for the Lizzie Borden case, Portuguese culture, its numerous 19th-century textile mills and Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels and the home of the.
Battleship Cove is a nonprofit maritime museum and war memorial in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Quequechan River

The "falling" river that the name Fall River refers to is the Quequechan River (pronounced "quick-a-shan" by locals) which flows through the city, dropping steeply into the bay. In 1821, Colonel Richard Borden established the Fall River Iron Works, along with Maj. Bradford Durfee at the lower part of the Quequechan River.
The Quequechan River is a river in Fall River, Massachusetts, that flows in a northwesterly direction from the northwest corner of the South Watuppa Pond through the heart of the city of Fall River and into the end of the Taunton River at Mount Hope Bay at Heritage State Park/Battleship Cove.

Freetown, Massachusetts

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In 1653, Freetown was settled at Assonet Bay by members of the Plymouth Colony, as part of Freeman's Purchase, which included the northern part of what is now Fall River.
The town once included the city of Fall River (1659–1803), and a portion of Acushnet (1659–1815).

Fall River Government Center

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Fall River is also the only city in the United States to have its city hall located over an interstate highway.
Fall River Government Center (also known as "city hall") is the location of the municipal government offices in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts, United States.

Scholarship America

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It is also nicknamed "the Scholarship City" because Dr. Irving Fradkin founded Dollars for Scholars here in 1958.
Dollars for Scholars was founded in 1958 by Dr. Irving Fradkin, an optometrist in Fall River, Massachusetts, and Scholarship America was officially chartered under the name "Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America" on May 15, 1961.

Newport County, Rhode Island

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In 1746, in the settlement of a colonial boundary dispute between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tiverton was annexed to Rhode Island, along with Little Compton and what is now Newport County, Rhode Island.
In 1856, the town of Fall River was split off from Tiverton but was ceded to Massachusetts six years later in 1862 as part of the settlement of the boundary dispute between Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The Skeleton in Armor

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In July 1843, the first great fire in Fall River's history destroyed much of the town center, including the Atheneum, which housed the Skeleton in Armor which had been discovered in a sand bank in 1832 near what is now the corner of Hartwell and Fifth Street.
The Skeleton in Armor is the name given to a skeleton associated with metal, bark and cloth artifacts which was unearthed in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1832.

List of municipalities in Massachusetts

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The City of Fall River's population was 87,103 at the 2010 census, making it the tenth-largest city in the state.

Wampanoag

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At the time of the establishment of the Plymouth Colony in 1620, the area that would one day become Troy City was inhabited by the Pokanoket Wampanoag tribe, headquartered at Mount Hope in what is now Bristol, Rhode Island.
It is one of the Pokanoket royal family clans of the Wattupa Reservation State Park in Freetown and Fall River, Massachusetts.

Richard Borden

In 1821, Colonel Richard Borden established the Fall River Iron Works, along with Maj. Bradford Durfee at the lower part of the Quequechan River.
Colonel Richard Borden (1795–1874) was an American businessman and civic leader from Fall River, Massachusetts.

Mount Hope Bay raids

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In 1778, the Battle of Freetown, was fought here during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) after British raids badly damaged Bristol and Warren.
The towns of Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island were significantly damaged, and Freetown, Massachusetts (present-day Fall River) was also attacked, although its militia resisted British attacks more successfully.

Fall River Manufactory

The Fall River Manufactory was established by David Anthony and others in 1813.
The Fall River Manufactory (later known as Fall River Manufacturing Company) was the first cotton mill to be constructed across the Quequechan River in Fall River, Massachusetts (then known as Troy), United States.

Old Colony Railroad

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The Old Colony Railroad and Fall River Railroad merged in 1854, forming the Old Colony and Fall River Railroad.
Old Colony trains ran from Boston to points such as Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Newport, Providence, Fitchburg, Lowell and Cape Cod.

Taunton River

Located along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River, the city became famous during the 19th century as the leading textile manufacturing center in the United States.
From there it meanders through the towns of Halifax, Middleborough and Raynham, through the city of Taunton for which it is named, the towns of Berkley, Dighton, Somerset, and the Assonet section of Freetown, to Fall River where it joins Mount Hope Bay, an arm of Narragansett Bay.

Mount Hope Bay

Located along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River, the city became famous during the 19th century as the leading textile manufacturing center in the United States.
The eastern shore of the bay consists of the city of Fall River, Massachusetts and the town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.

List of selectmen of Fall River, Massachusetts

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During this period, Fall River was governed by a three-member Board of Selectmen, until it became a City in 1854.
The Town of Fall River, Massachusetts (also known as the Town of Troy, Massachusetts from 1804 to 1834) was led by a Board of Selectmen from 1803 until its re-incorporation as a city in 1854.

Newport, Rhode Island

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The Chateau-sur-Mer mansion in Newport, Rhode Island is perhaps the best example of Fall River granite being used for private home construction.
Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, located approximately 33 mi southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, 20 mi south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 73 mi south of Boston, and 180 mi northeast of New York City.

List of mayors of Fall River, Massachusetts

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Its first mayor was James Buffington.
This is a list of mayors of the City of Fall River, Massachusetts from 1854 to present.

Fall River Female Anti Slavery Society

In 1835, The Fall River Female Anti Slavery Society was formed (one of the many anti slavery societies in New England) to promote abolition and to allow a women's space to conduct social activism.
The Fall River Female Anti Slavery Society was an anti-slavery group in Fall River, Massachusetts, formed in 1835.

American Printing Co. and Metacomet Mill

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Richard Borden also constructed the Metacomet Mill in 1847, which today is the oldest remaining textile (cloth-producing) mill in the city, located on Anawan Street.
The Metacomet Mill, built in 1847 by Colonel Richard Borden for the manufacture of cotton textiles, is the oldest remaining textile mill in Fall River, Massachusetts.

American Printing Company (Fall River Iron Works)

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In 1821, Colonel Richard Borden established the Fall River Iron Works, along with Maj. Bradford Durfee at the lower part of the Quequechan River.
The American Printing Company, located in Fall River, Massachusetts grew to become the largest producer of printed cotton cloth in the United States by the early 20th Century.

Irving A. Fradkin

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It is also nicknamed "the Scholarship City" because Dr. Irving Fradkin founded Dollars for Scholars here in 1958.
In 1943, with $700 borrowed from his father, Fradkin opened his first optometry office in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Fall River granite

The Chateau-sur-Mer mansion in Newport, Rhode Island is perhaps the best example of Fall River granite being used for private home construction.
Fall River granite is a Precambrian bedrock underlying the City of Fall River, Massachusetts and surrounding areas along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay.