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Webster's History
The Town of Webster was founded in 1832 and has a colorful history, due to its industrialization in the early 1800's. Webster attracted immigrants from all over the world, due to the abundance of jobs, and the pleasant living conditions in such a natural setting. Follow the topics below to learn more about OldeWebster's heritage.

Samuel Slater
Webster's Founding Father.

Slater's Mark: Samuel Slater and the Founding of Webster

Early History of Webster Fire Department -- 1836-1899

An Architectural and Historical Survey of Webster Massachusetts
In 1979, The Massachusetts Historical Commission mandated that every community conduct a survey of its architectural and historical assets. The Webster Historical Commission produced a volume of work to fulfill that request. The material will beposted in installments as time permits.

Columns By Marion H. Norton

Editor's Choice
Miscellaneous articles and bits and pieces from the archives of the WEBSTER TIMES

Websta's Dictionary

YouTube Video -- Funny!


YouTube Video -- Paul Chaplain and the Emeralds
"Shortnin Bread"

Herman Becker Highway Dedicated

Reader Submissions

Fallen Heroes of the Vietnam War
The Western Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial website created by
Stephen A. Judycki of Springfield.

Local Heroes Lost in Korean War

World War II Honor Roll May 1945
The Greatest Generation -- Men and women of Webster and Dudley who served in the military.

The Doctors of Dudley and Webster Massachusetts


Chronology of Events

Webster District Hospital
Hubbard Regional Hospital in the early years.

Nipmuc Tribe Looks to Keep Their Culture Alive
Boston Globe article and video June 6, 2009

History of Wawela
1886 through 1963

Beside Blue Waters
The Killdeer Island Development Company put out this promotional booklet to advertise the availability of new summer cottage construction in this waterfrontneighborhood.

These Players Made Bartlett-Southbridge Series History

Bartlett High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees 2002

Bartlett High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees 2004

Bartlett High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees 2006

Bartlett High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees 2008

Bartlett High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees 2010

High School, Municipal Auditorium, Town Hall
May 28th was the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the complex.
Bartlett High Alumni Choir's fund raising concert to benefit the refurbishing of the auditorium, May 26 was a huge success, raising more than $38,000.

Chester C. Corbin Public Library

The Waterhouse Story
Three part series of articles narrating the history of the Waterhouse Company, builders of custom passenger car bodies in the late 1920's and early 30's.

"Fifty Years of Girl Scouting" in Webster-Dudley, 1918-1968
Contributed by Mrs. Florence Shaw, this history was researched by Mrs. Peter P. Miller and prepared for the 50th anniversary of Girl Scouting in this community..

Remember When ? (Just for the fun of it!)

Ethel Merman and Ray Bolger sing "The Lake Song"

When did it Happen?
by Ed Patenaude - A chronological diary spanning over 350 years.

What Was Where, When
From the Webster town line at the French River bridge to the South Village Mills, a walk down Main St. through the years.

Street Name Origins
Ever wonder where the street names came from?

History of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
The Name, The Legend, The Early Years

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