The New England Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of the States, Counties, Cities and Towns in New England; Also, Descriptions of the Principal Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Capes, Bays, Harbors, Islands, Fashionable Resorts, Etc., Within that Territory, Alphabetically Arranged; with Numerous Statistical Tables and Appropriate Engravings

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O. Clapp, 1857 - New England - 704 pages
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What a treasure this is! I am working on a research project which has lots and lots of New Englanders to trace in early 19th century adventures. These descriptions of places compliment my modern knowledge about the places.

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