CHELSEA , acity of
See also:county, Massachusetts, U.S.A., a suburb of Boston . Pop . (189o) 27,909; (1900) 34,072, of whom 11,203 were
See also:born; (1910) 32,452 . It is situated on a peninsula between the Mystic and Chelsea
See also:rivers, and
See also:Charlestown and East Boston, and is connected with East Boston and Charlestown by bridges . It is served by the Boston & Maine and (for
See also:freight) by the Boston & Albanyrailways . The
See also:United States maintains here
See also:naval and marine hospitals, and the state a soldiers' home . Chelsea's interests are primarily
See also:industrial . The value of the city's factory products in 1905 was $13,879,159, the
See also:principal items being
See also:rubber and elastic goods ($3,635,211) and boots and shoes ($2,044,250.) The manufacture of stoves, and of mucilage and
See also:paste are important
See also:industries . Flexible tubing for electric wires (first made at Chelsea 1889) and
See also:art tiles are important products . The first settlement was established in 1624 by
See also:Samuel Maverick (c . 1602-c . 1670), the first settler (about 1629) of Noddle's
See also:Island (or East Boston), and one of the first slave-holders in Massachusetts; a loyalist and Churchman, in 1664 he was appointed with three others by
See also:Charles II. on an important commission sent to Massachusetts and the other New England colonies (see
See also:RICHARD), and spent the last years of his
See also:life in New
See also:York .
Until 1739, under the name of Winnisimmet, Chelsea formed a
See also:part of Boston, but in that
See also:year it was made a township; it became a city in 1857 . In May 1775 a
See also:schooner in the Mystic defended by a force of
See also:marines was taken by colonial militia under General
See also:John Stark and
See also:Israel Putnam; one of the first conflicts of the War of Independence . A terrible
See also:fire swept the central part of the city on the 12th of
See also:April 1908 . See Mellen
See also:Chamberlain (and others),
See also:History of Chelsea (2 vols., Boston, 1908), published by the Massachusetts
See also:Historical Society .
1ST BARON FREDERIC THESIGER CHELMSFORD (1794-1878)
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