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Stoneham, Massachusetts

Middlesex county. This is a small town, rocky and uneven. It has some good soil and much wood. Incorporated, 1725. Population, 1837, 932.

During the year ending April 1, 1837, there were made in this town 380,100 pairs of shoes; valued at $184,717, employed more than half its inhabitants.

Spot Pond, a beautiful sheet of soft and pure water, lies in this town, 8 miles N. from Boston. It covers an area of 283 acres, and is 143 feet above high water mark at Boston.