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South Reading, Massachusetts

Middlesex county. This town was taken from Reading in 1812. It lies 10 miles N. from Boston, 18 E. by N. from Concord, and 10 W. from Salem. Population, 1830, 1,310; 1837, 1,488.

The manufactures of the town consist of shoes, cabinet ware, chairs, shoe tools, razor straps, block tin and tin ware: annual value, about $60,000.

This town contains a large and beautiful pond, the source of Saugus river. The village is compact, neat, and flourishing.

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