Milton, Massachusetts

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Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, and an affluent suburb of Boston.wikipedia
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Buckminster Fuller

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Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and architect Buckminster Fuller.
Fuller was born on July 12, 1895, in Milton, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Buckminster Fuller and Caroline Wolcott Andrews, and grand-nephew of Margaret Fuller, an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement.

Blue Hills Reservation

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Milton is located between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills. Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation is the highest point in Norfolk County.
Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, it covers parts of Milton, Quincy, Braintree, Canton, Randolph, and Dedham.

Quincy, Massachusetts

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It is bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the east and south; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.
It was constructed in 1826 to carry granite from a Quincy quarry to the Neponset River in Milton so that the stone could then be taken by boat to erect the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.

Boston

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It is bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the east and south; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.
Boston is surrounded by the "Greater Boston" region and is contiguously bordered by the cities and towns of Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy.

Dorchester, Boston

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It is bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the east and south; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.
Additional parts of Dorchester were ceded to Quincy (in 1792, 1814, 1819, and 1855) and portions of the original town of Dorchester became the separate towns of Hyde Park (1868 and later annexed to Boston in 1912), Milton (1662), and Stoughton (1726, itself later subdivided).

Hyde Park, Boston

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It is bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the east and south; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.
(Grew later served as chairman of the new Town of Hyde Park's first Board of Selectmen and was one of its most prominent citizens.) During the next few years, a group called the Hyde Park Land Company bought about 200 acres of land in the area and began building houses around a small and unofficial passenger stop on the Boston and Providence Railroad that had developed at Kenny's Bridge, located on the road from Dedham to Milton Lower Mills (the road was River Street, and the station today is Hyde Park Station).

Canton, Massachusetts

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It is bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the east and south; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.
Canton borders the towns of Dedham, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Westwood and the Hyde Park neighborhood in the city of Boston.

Neponset River

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Milton is located between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills. Richard Callicott, one of the first settlers, built a trading post near the Neponset River and negotiated the purchase of Milton from Sachem Cutshamekin. Many of the settlers arrived during the 1650s, fleeing the aftermath of Oliver Cromwell’s deposition from power and the English Civil War.
In addition, the Neponset touches the towns of Foxborough, Walpole, Sharon, Norwood, Canton, Stoughton, Westwood, Dedham, and Milton.

Richard Callicott (New England colonist)

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Richard Callicott, one of the first settlers, built a trading post near the Neponset River and negotiated the purchase of Milton from Sachem Cutshamekin. Many of the settlers arrived during the 1650s, fleeing the aftermath of Oliver Cromwell’s deposition from power and the English Civil War.
He settled in Massachusetts in 1631/32 in the area which was then known as Dorchester, Massachusetts and now known as Milton, Massachusetts near where Israel Stoughton built his grist mill in 1634.

Cutshamekin

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Richard Callicott, one of the first settlers, built a trading post near the Neponset River and negotiated the purchase of Milton from Sachem Cutshamekin. Many of the settlers arrived during the 1650s, fleeing the aftermath of Oliver Cromwell’s deposition from power and the English Civil War.
Cutshamekin (died in 1654) (also spelled Kitchamakin, Kuchamakin, or Cutshumaquin) was a Native American leader, who was a sachem of the Massachusett tribe based along the Neponset River and Great Blue Hill in what is now Dorchester, Massachusetts and Milton, Massachusetts before becoming one of the first leaders of the praying Indian town of Natick, Massachusetts.

Randolph, Massachusetts

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It is bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the east and south; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.
Randolph is located in eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Milton and Quincy on the north, Braintree and

Kenneth Roberts (author)

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Revolutionary Milton is the setting of the opening of the 1940 bestselling historical novel Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts.
For example, the main characters in Arundel and Rabble in Arms are from Kennebunkport (then called Arundel), the main character in Northwest Passage is from Kittery, Maine and has friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the main character in Oliver Wiswell is from Milton, Massachusetts.

George H. W. Bush

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Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and architect Buckminster Fuller.
George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924.

Governor Hutchinson's Field

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Although Hutchinson's house was demolished in the 1940s, Governor Hutchinson's Field, owned by the Trustees of Reservations today is a wide expanse of greenery on Milton Hill, with a view of the Neponset River estuary and the skyscrapers of Boston six miles (10 km) away.
Governor Hutchinson's Field is a nature reserve located in Milton, Massachusetts.

Belcher-Rowe House

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The Governor Belcher House dates from 1777, replacing the earlier home destroyed in fire in 1776, and it is privately owned on Governor Belcher Lane in East Milton.
The Belcher-Rowe House is a historic house at 26 Governor Belcher Lane in Milton, Massachusetts.

Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House

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The Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open for tours.
B. Forbes House and Forbes House Museum (and formerly as the American China Trade Museum'''), is a house museum located at 215 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts.

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory

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The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory is located in the town, home of the nation's oldest continuously kept meteorological records.
The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, also known as Great Blue Hill Weather Observatory, Blue Hill Weather Observatory, or simply the Blue Hill Observatory, in Milton, Massachusetts is the foremost structure associated with the history of weather observations in the United States.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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They were the "Suffolk Resolves" because Milton was part of Suffolk County until 1793, when Norfolk County split off, leaving only Boston and Chelsea in Suffolk County.
In 1793, most of the original Suffolk County (including Milton) except for Boston, Chelsea, Hingham, and Hull (which remained in Suffolk) split off and became Norfolk County.

Great Blue Hill

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Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation is the highest point in Norfolk County.
Great Blue Hill (called Massachusett by Native Americans) is a hill of 635 feet (194 m) located within the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton and Canton, Massachusetts 10 miles (15 km) southwest of downtown Boston.

Thomas Hutchinson (governor)

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Two royal governors of Massachusetts, Jonathan Belcher and Thomas Hutchinson, had houses in Milton.
His continued advocacy of currency reforms so annoyed the populist faction that the need to guard his properties in Boston and Milton from possible mob action was discussed.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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They were the "Suffolk Resolves" because Milton was part of Suffolk County until 1793, when Norfolk County split off, leaving only Boston and Chelsea in Suffolk County. Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, and an affluent suburb of Boston.

World's Columbian Exposition

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The frog had been displayed at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.
The frog switch is now on public view in East Milton Square, Massachusetts, on the original right-of-way of the Granite Railway.

Curry College

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Milton is also home to Curry College, a small liberal arts institution.
Curry College is a private college in Milton, Massachusetts.

Suffolk Resolves

The Suffolk Resolves were signed in Milton in 1774, and were used as a model by the drafters of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
At the Suffolk County Convention of the Committees of Correspondence on September 6, 1774, Joseph Warren introduced the first draft of the Suffolk Resolves, which were edited and approved three days later at the Daniel Vose House in Milton, Massachusetts which was then part of Suffolk County but is now in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Milton High School (Massachusetts)

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There are six public schools in Milton, including four elementary schools: Collicot, Cunningham, Glover, and Tucker; one middle school, Charles S. Pierce; and the Milton High School.
Milton High School is a public high school located in Milton, Massachusetts, educating grades 9 through 12 with over a thousand students enrolled.