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1825
Erie Canal completed

    

1826
Lowell, Massachusetts incorporated

   
    
   

1841
Catharine Beecher, "A Treatise on Domestic Economy"

    

1849
California Gold Rush

   
    
   

1861
Civil War economy boosts Massachusetts manufacturing

    

1870
First transcontinental train leaves Boston on a 39-day journey across the United States

   
   

1870
French-Canadian workers fill Northern N.E. mill towns

    

1880
New England fisheries decline

   
    
   

1890
Fall River surpasses Lowell as largest producer of printed textiles

    

1912
Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts

   
    
   

1924
First of New England textile mills moves south

    

1940
World war II fuels new industries in New England

   

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