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Sharon, Massachusetts

Norfolk county. Mashapoag pond in this town is one of the sources of Neponset river. Sharon has a good water power; one woolen and two cotton mills. There are also manufactures of axes, bed-steads, straw bonnets, leather, boots, shoes, wool cards, machinery, joiners' gages, &c.: annual value, about $75,000. Sharon is a very pleasant town; the scenery around Mashapoag, the Indian names of the place, is highly pleasing. There is good fishing in this pond. This town was incorporated in 1765. It is 18 miles S.S.W. from Boston, 8 S. from Dedham, and 24 N. by E. from Providence, R.I. Population, 1837, 1,093.

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