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Oakham, Massachusetts

Worcester county. The surface of this town is uneven; some of the lands which border on the streams that fall into Chickopee river are fertile. The highlands are not very good. There is a satinet factory in the town and manufactures of straw bonnets, palm-leaf hats, leather, ploughs, boots and shoes.

Oakham lies 60 miles W. from Boston, and 15 N.W. from Worcester. It was taken from Rutland in 1762. Population, 1837, 1,109.

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