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Easton, Massachusetts

Bristol county. Two branches of Taunton river water this town, on which are a woolen and 4 cotton mills, and various iron works. The manufactures consist of cotton and woolen goods, pig iron, iron castings, wire, boots, shoes, shovels, spades, forks, hoes, cutlery, palm-leaf hats, straw bonnets, surveyors' instruments and shoe pegs:—the value of which in one year (exclusive of woolen cloth, boots and shoes,) amounted to 207,100. The manufacture of shovels, spades, forks, and hoes, amounted to $108,000. Easton lies 22 miles S. from Boston, and 10 N. by W. from Taunton. Incorporated, 1725. Population, 1837, 1,976.