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Eighty-five arrested by the police one evening, April, 1851

“A few more left of the same sort,” 1880

Gas Light

first exhibited at the Boylston Museum, Nov. 26, 1815

Company, the first meeting held, July 14, 1826

Pipes began to be laid in the streets, Oct. 16, 1826

Lamp, one placed in Dock square, Jan. 1, 1829

The City has twenty in the streets, Dec. 4, 1834

The City has 180 for street lights, May 1, 1839

The City has 4,312, and 1,351 oil lamps, May 1, 1868

The City has 10,139, and 2,276 oil lamps, Jan. 1, 1880

Explosion. House on Endicott street blown up, Jan. 17, 1855

In many places at the great fire, great damage, Nov. 10, 1872

Building on Lagrange street destroyed, five killed, May 26, 1875

On Federal street bridge, four men killed, Dec. 22, 1875


Two pirates, on Bird Island, hung in chains, May 3, 1724

The Pirate Fly, on Nix's Mate, hung in chains, July 2, 1726


Rose Richardson, age eight, weight 500 lbs., at Concert Hall, March, 1834

Charles Freeman, seven feet, three inches high, at the National Theatre, Jan. 1, 1841

A monster Quaker, and Lady, at Amory Hall, July, 1849


at 3 per cent. premium, Jan. 1, 1862

At 21 per cent. premium, Aug. 1, 1862

At 49 per cent. premium, Jan. 1, 1863

At 71 per cent. premium, Mar. 1, 1863

At 28 per cent. premium, Aug. 1, 1863

At 48 per cent. premium, Nov. 1, 1863

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