- Oct 13, 2017
Worcester Regional Research Bureau
32nd Annual Meeting
October 12, 2017
Timothy J. McGourthy Remarks
In the late 1600s, Europeans first arrived on the shores of Lake Quinsigamond seeking to build a new community. As tensions between colonists and indigenous peoples flared, the settlement was abandoned, not once but twice, and Worcester was not established as an official town until 1722. Yet over the years, this struggling community took root and became a center for transportation, industry, and innovation. It also became a home for people from across the globe – a crossroads for ideas and inspiration.
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