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STONEHAM> ston'am. A town in Middlesex County, Mass., 8 miles north of Boston, on the Boston and Maine Railroad (Map: Massachusetts, E 3). It has a public library with 10.000 volumes, and a high-school building which cost $50,000; also a public park, included in the system of the Metropolitan Park District. Boots and shoes, boxes, and automobiles are the principal manufactures. The government is administered by town meetings. Population, in 1890, 6155; in 1900, 6197. Settled about 1G70, Stone- ham was under the jurisdiction of Charlestown and was called Charlestown End until 1725, when it was incorporated under its present name. Consult Stevens, llistory of Stoneham (Stone- ham, 1890).