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Raynham’s Early Economy ~ Shipbuilding

Ship building was part of Raynham’s early economy. Ridges were cut into the banks of the Taunton River for cradles for the boats. The ridges of the banks were used as staging and as a means to shore up, or brace the ships. The timbers were floated across the Taunton River to the approximate site of the staging areas and ...

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Bridgewater’s General Store

  The building to the left of the picture is Hooper and Clark, Bridgewater’s General Store. This store was opened in 1775, replacing a smaller one on the site and ran until the 1920’s. We recently came across some ledgers of the store and were amazed to see the record of items sold to patrons. They had supplies of everything from ...

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