Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Fitchburg
FITCHBURG, a city and one of the county-seats of Worcester co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven, and Hartford, railroad; 50 miles N. W. of Boston. It comprises the villages of Traskville, Rockville, South Fitchburg, West Fitchburg, and Fitchburg Center. It contains a public library, high school, electric street railroad, electric lights, several National and savings banks, and a number of daily and weekly newspapers. There are manufactories of pianofortes, tools, machinery, paper, saws, electrical apparatus, steam engines, bicycles, firearms, cotton, and woolen goods, etc. Pop. (1910) 37,826; (1920) 41,013.