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A former city of eastern Massachusetts, the oldest part of present-day Boston. It was settled c. 1629. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought here at Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775.
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a former city in E Massachusetts: since 1874 a part of Boston; site of Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775.
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Noun1.Charlestown - a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
Bean Town, Beantown, Boston, capital of Massachusetts, Hub of the Universe - state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
Breed's Hill - a hill in Charlestown that was the site of the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775
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Many of them went to form a settlement at Charlestown. It was thought fit that the Lady Arbella should tarry in Salem for a time; she was probably received as a guest into the family of John Endicott.
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Very slowly these lectures, and the tireless activity of Hubbard, pushed back the ridicule and the incredulity; and in the merry month of May, 1877, a man named Emery drifted into Hubbard's office from the near-by city of Charlestown, and leased two telephones for twenty actual dollars--the first money ever paid for a telephone.
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Olson graduated from UNH with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1957, and two years later began his career at Whelen, which has a facility in Chester, Conn., as well as Charlestown.

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