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The New Student's Reference Work/Manchester (New Hampshire)

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Manchester, the largest city of New Hampshire, stands mostly on the east bank of the Merrimac, 57 miles northwest of Boston. The river falls 54 feet, and affords water-power to many factories. Manchester yearly manufactures nearly 100,000 bales of cotton-cloth. There also are woolen-factories and shoe, edge-tool, locomotive, machinery and carriage works. The main street is 100 feet wide; there are five public squares; and the streets are well-paved. The city is justly proud of its beautiful trees. The state reform-school and a Roman Catholic orphan asylum are located at Manchester. Population 70,063.