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Local New Bedford, Ma. History
1900 - 1999
In chronological order on the left.
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Greetings from  New Bedford -

This site has grown so much that we have to separate the years into decades for the most part.

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In the 20th century New Bedford became the third largest textile city in the US. for a while and whaling had become non-existant early on.

The city was to experience huge changes during this century and not often for the better.
pollution from PCB's were a huge disaster to the environment and the clean up will never be finished.

The flip side of the story is that the New Bedford fishing fleet continues to bring in the most money of any port in the USA. Scallops continue to be a big part of the harvest.

Use the links in the navigation bar on the left to access thousands of stories covering the years from 1602 to today as well as the videos and pictures etc.

This site has a wealth of information. Book mark it for future reference.
Hetty (Henrietta) Green - Colonel Green -
Charles W. Morgan a New BEdford Whaler  -
Hetty (Henrietta) Green
The richest woman in the world at one time.
Nov. 21, 1834 – July 3, 1916

Colonel Green
Son of Hetty Green
The Chales W. Morgan is the last surviving Whaleship from
New Bedford
now in Mystic, Ct.
elevator - new bedford city hall - 1906 - City Hall in New Bedford -

This building above was the library

until 1910 when after a fire the city move the offices of City Hall
New BEdford Lightship - www.WhalingCity.netNew Bedford Lightship 1975
New Bedford City Hall

installed in 1906
One of several in the US claiming to be the oldest still operating

into this building at
133 William Street, and put the library across the street at
613 Pleasant Street
1960's Coke Can made in New Bedford -
Early Coke can
made in New Bedford
St. Luke's Hospital New Bedford 1924 - Frate's Bottle - 1963 Coke Can made in New Bedford -
St. Luke's Hospital 1924

Frates Bottle Great Ice Cream! 1963 Coke Can
Made in New Bedford
New Bedford Courthouse - Butler Flats Lighthouse - 1936 Cone Top Coke Can - Coca Cola - New Bedford, Ma.
Courthouse on County Street

Butler Flats Lighthouse
New Bedford Outer Harbor
Coca Cola Cone Top Can
1900's  Third District Courthouse - 1956 Dawson Beer Label - New BEdford, Ma.
Sea Shanties
from New Bedford
1900's - 3rd District Courthouse
and Mechanic's Bank
1956 Dawson Beer Label
Made in New Bedford

For more pictures take a look at the Pictures pages and at the pictures on each Local History page