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