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Stow, Massachusetts

Middlesex county. Stow is watered by the Assabet river, and possesses a good water power. The soil is light and sandy, and good for the growth of hops. It lies 24 miles W. by N. from Boston and S.W. by S. from Concord. Incorporated, 1683. Population, 1837, 1,134.

There are two woolen mills in the town, and manufactures of leather, boots, shoes, straw bonnets, and palm-leaf hats: total value, the year ending April 1, 1837, $231,611.

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