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HAVERHILL

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 81 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HAVERHILL, a city of Essex county, Massachusetts, U.S.A., situated on the Merrimac river. at the head of tide and navigation, and on the Boston & Maine railway, 33 M. N. of Boston. Pop. (1880) 18,4.72; (1890) 27,412; (1000) 37,175, of whom 8530 were foreign-born (including 2403 French Canadians, 1651 English Canadians and 2144 Irish), and 15,077 were of foreign parentage (both parents foreign-born); (1910 census) 44,115. The city. 3 M. wide and in rn. long, lies for its entire length along the Merrimac river, from which it rises picturesquely, its surface being undulating, with several detached round hills (maximum 320 ft.). Like all old New England cities. it is irrcgelarly laid out. A n.:n.ber of lakes within its limits are thea part of the city in 1897. In October 1908, by popular vote, the city adopted a new charter providing for government by commission.
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