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Waltham, Massachusetts

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Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. Wikipedia

  • Area: 13.6 sq miles (35.22 km²)
  • Weather: 48°F (9°C), Wind NW at 2 mph (3 km/h), 59% Humidity
  • Population: 61,918 (2012)
  • Points of interest: Rose Art Museum, Hardy Pond, First Parish Church

Waltham played a major role in the development of manufacturing due in part to the Charles River which runs through the southern portion of the city.

Mt. Feake Cemetery fills a large hillside along the upper part of the river.

The Waltham Watch Company pioneered the mass production of timepieces.

The dam built just below the Moody Street bridge powered some of the first linen mills in the country.

Waltham features a great variety of restaurants, ranging from inexpensive diners to the finest dining. Many of them are located near the shopping district on Moody Street. The Charles River Museum of Industry occupies one of the mill buildings next to the dam.

The Lyman Estate, "The Vale", was established in 1793 by Boston merchant Theodore Lyman.

Henry Hobson Richardson's Paine House ranks high among the most architecturally significant early modern residences in America.

Gore Place is an early 19th-century mansion in a 40-acre park of woodland, fields and gardens.

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