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Encyclopedia > Leominster, Massachusetts
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leominster Skyline from The Top Of Pheasant Run Cir. on Sheldon Hill
Official flag of Leominster, Massachusetts
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Nickname: Pioneer Plastics City
Location in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°31′30″N, 71°45′37″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Settled 1653
Incorporated 1740
Government
 - Type Mayor-council city
 - Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella
 - City Council Dennis A. Rosa
John Dombrowski
James Lanciani, Jr
Virginia Tocci
David E. Rowlands (Ward 1)
Wayne A. Nickel (Ward 2)
Claire M. Freda (Ward 3)
Robert Salvatelli (Ward 4)
Richard Marchand (Ward 5)
Area
 - City  29.8 sq mi (77.2 km²)
 - Land  28.9 sq mi (74.9 km²)
 - Water  0.9 sq mi (2.3 km²)
Elevation  400 ft (121.9 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 41,303
 - Density 1,430.3/sq mi (552.2/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01453
Area code(s) 351 / 978
Website: http://www.leominster-ma.gov

Leominster is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 41,303 at the 2000 census. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster. Interstate 190, Route 13, and Route 117 all have starting/ending points in Leominster. Leominster is bounded by Fitchburg and Lunenburg to the north, Lancaster to the east, Sterling and Princeton to the south, and Westminster to the west. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1842x403, 160 KB)another city skyline taken by me Sean patev in january 2006 of leominster mass I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File links Leominster_flag. ... Image File history File links Leominster_logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Contents

History

Before European settlement, various divisions of the Pennacook or Nipmuc tribes inhabited the area, with a settlement nearby called Nashua. Leominster was first settled in 1653, was officially incorporated in 1740, and incorporated as a city in 1915. Leominster is now known as "The Pioneer Plastics City" because of its thriving plastics industry from the early part of the twentieth century to present day. Leominster and Fitchburg are commonly known as the twin cities in the area because of their similar populations, their shared history of industry, and their location on the Nashua River. In 1927 Sam Foster invented the modern sunglasses at his Foster Grant Company in Leominster. The Pennacook or Pawtucket are a Native American group who once had villages in the Merrimack River valley in southern and central New Hampshire, northeastern Massachusetts, and southern Maine. ... Nipmuck emblem The Nipmuck are an aboriginal North American people, belonging to the family of Algonquian peoples, currently living in and around the Chaubunagungamaug Reservation of Webster, Massachusetts. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... The term plastics covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or polymerization products that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or fibers. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...   Nickname: River City Settled: 1730 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01420 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... The Nashua River, 37. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Leominster was also a major contributor in the Underground Railroad. The Emory Stearn Schoolhouse and the John Drake home, both on Franklin Street, led anti-slavery campaigns and helped house slaves on their journey to freedom. This does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Plastic Industry

The city of Leominster has played played a more significant role in the establishment and progess of plastics in the United States than any other cummunity or area. The Plastics Industry started with the comb industry in 1770's which has flourished in Leominster ever since. The term plastics covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or polymerization products that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or fibers. ... A comb A comb for people with hair loss. ...

Combs from the DuPont factory

Early combs were made of animal shell, horn, and hooves. By the mid 1800's these supplies were dwindlling rapidly. Every thing changed when in 1868 John Wesley Hyatt invented a material made from cellulose acetate , to which he gave the name "celluloid". Celluloid was hard, durable, and easy to shape and mold when heated to a certain Temperature. Leominster's facilities for horn fabrication, rabidly become the center for fabrication in the United States. Leominster used celluloid not only for combs, but for toys, cutlery handles, optical frames, buttons, and novelties of all shapes and sizes. Most celludoid manufacturing was later changed to cellulose acetate which did not burn as quickly. Between 1900 and 1920 was the peak of the plastic industry in leominster. Plastics idustry was Leominster largest employer. Unfortunately, the late 1920's was the fall of the comb industry. The fashion style of women was changing who were wearing their hair shorter with no need for elaborate combs. Then the Great Depression which began in 1929 and did not end untill the end of World War II. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... John Wesley Hyatt (November 28, 1837 – 1920) was a U.S. inventor. ... Celluloid is the name of a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor, plus dyes and other agents, generally regarded to be the first thermoplastic. ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

Foster Grant

In May of 1919 Sam Foster Jr., with one employee, Grace Goodhue, started the Foster Manufacturing Company. The company started in a small laundry and small adjacent house on Manning Ave. The work the company did was jobbed put from the Viscoloid Company and other Leominster manufacturers. For the company to survive Sam Foster knew he needed to make his own product to stay in business. The first product produced was jewelry. Sam then decided he needed a salesman. Sam hired William Grant who was made his partner and was responsible for sales. The name was changed to Foster Grant Company, Inc. Grant only lasted a couple months, but with no money left to legally change the name it remained Foster Grant. In 1920 Goody Hair Products, a New York City based firm started ordering products from Foster Grant's. Foster Grant was getting national recognition and more orders from different companies. The factory was moved to a Three-building complex on Lancaster Street with a total 40,000 square feet in 1924. Sam Foster learned of injection molding and brought it to the United States and to his Foster Grant factory. Foster Grant quickly turning Foster Grants into one of the leading plastic manufacturers in the country. With the growth of the company Sam Foster hired his son Joe to be the company's representative in New York City. Joe Foster moved the company into national prominence with a sale of plastic notepads with attached crayons, invented by Sam, to Woolworths's. The order was for three thousand gross at about twenty-five thousand dollars, the largest order by far the company had filled. Sometime between 1927 and 1929 Sam Foster designed the first ever Foster Grant sunglasses. The first sunglasses were sold for 10 cents, but were viewed as childish. Not untill Hollywood movie stars were seen and photograghed wearing sunglasses in sunny southern Californa. The sunglasses idustry exploded in the 1930's and expanded through the 50's, 60's, 70's. During World War II with the lack on plastic demand Joe Foster turned to the military to sell plastic. 80% of the company's profit went to the military. Foster Grant continued to grow and went international. Sam Foster retired from Foster Grant in 1942 at age 59 and Joe Foster died on November 10, 1971. The company was sold and moved from Leominster in 1986. Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... Foster Grant, or FosterGrant, is a brand of eyewear founded by Sam Foster in 1919. ... “New York, NY” redirects here. ... F.W. Woolworth Company the original USA based chain of high street shops. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Pink Flamingo

Don Featherstone's classic pink flamingos

Union Products first conceived the idea of plastic lawn ornaments in 1946. Unfortunately, the first ones were two-dimensional; and envisioned. Ten years later, 1956, the company decided to hire an artist to correct the problem. They turned to the prestigious Worcester Art Museum School in Worcester, Massachusetts for candidates, ultimately hiring Don Featherstone. His first project was a duck named “Charlie the Duck.” He was modeled after a real duck that Mr. Featherstone kept at his studio. Charlie met with moderate success, but Mr. Featherstone was sure he could do better. Using flamingo pictures from National Geographic, he created a clay sculpture of the famous bird. The company made aluminum molds and the pink flamingo was born. This was during the 1950’s when vast numbers of families were moving into ranch houses in new suburban developments. The new homes were affordable and comfortable, but had a “cookie-cutter” repetitive design that reduced costs. The new homeowners now had lawns and a desperate need to express their individuality. The sales of Leominster’s native bird took off. Since then, sales have had their ups and downs over the years, the birds occasionally being replaced in popular fashion by more tasteful rabbits or less tasteful gnomes. At one point , sales picked up dramatically because of the successful television show “Miami Vice” where the birds gave a strong but understated and unaccredited performance as shows regulars. Today, they are purchased for uses as varied as wedding decorations, house warming gifts, or to humorously mark a birthday. Just remember, all authentic Leominster pink flamingos have Don Featherstone’s signature under their tails, a yellow beak with black tip, and are only sold in pairs. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Worcester Art Museum, located at 65 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, is one of the largest art museums in Central Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Worcester County Settled 1673 Incorporated 1684 Government  - Type Council-manager also known as Plan E  - City Manager Michael V. OBrien  - Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes  - City Council Dennis L. Irish Michael C. Perotto Joseph M. Petty Gary Rosen Kathleen... Donald Featherstone or Don Featherstone could be Donald Featherstone (artist) creator of the pink flamingo lawn ornament Donald Featherstone (wargamer) Donald Featherstone (film director) Category: ... Flamingos are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. ... Miami Vice S4 is out on uk DVD 13TH AUGUST For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ...


Leominster Culture

Villages

Kendall Hall

The city is divided into a few "villages" such as French Hill, a large hill covered in planned blocks of "triple decker" apartment houses located from 1st Street to 12th Street. It is called French Hill because this is where the large immigrant French population took root. In the early 1900's, on Lincoln Terrace, the Italians moved in as a group and built up a semi-closed society which existed for many years. The French had built a new church and moved closer to it. Other areas are Morse Hollow, North Leominster, Rice Hill, the Flats, the West Side, and the Car Barn area along the Fitchburg border. A granite marker showing the birth place of Johnny Appleseed can be found on Johnny Appleseed Lane. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... French Hill is a neighbourhood in northeastern Jerusalem, apparently named after the British General (later Field Marshall) French. ... Triple-decker apartment building in Cambridge, Massachusetts built in 1916 A row of triple-deckers in Cambridge, Massachusetts A three-decker (occassionally referred to as a triple-decker) is a three-story apartment building, usually of light-frame construction, where each floor consists of one apartment. ... An apartment (or flat) is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. ... North Leonminster is a villege or neighborhood of the city of Leominster, Massachusetts. ... Image from Howes Historical Collection Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman (September 26, 1774–March 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nurseryman, and missionary for the Church of the New Jerusalem, which is based on the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. ...


Nicknames

Leominster is commonly referred to as "Frenchtown" because of its large French Canadian population. This name was coined by author Robert Cormier (who grew up on French Hill) in his book, Frenchtown Summer. Leominster is also called the "Pioneer Plastics City" because of its early role in plastics manufacturing. It was also called the "Comb City". The National Plastics Center & Museum is located in Leominster. One would be hard pressed to walk through a large department store or supermarket today and not find some plastic product from Leominster. French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... Robert Cormier Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American author for young adults. ... The term plastics covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic condensation or polymerization products that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or fibers. ...


Leominster is named after the market town of Leominster in Herefordshire, England. The city name is not pronounced as spelled, "Leo" followed by "minster"; locals refer to the city as "Lemon-stah" in the Eastern New England dialect. However, it is commonly referred to in standard pronunciation as "Lemon-stir". It is also referred to as the "city of dreams." The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Statistics Population: 11,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO496591 Administration District: Herefordshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Herefordshire Historic county: Herefordshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: {{{Ambulance}}} Post office and telephone Post town: LEOMINSTER Postal district... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen (King) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate... The Boston accent is the English dialect not only of the city of Boston, Massachusetts itself, but more generally of all of eastern New England; some form of it can be heard commonly in an area stretching throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, southern Maine, and eastern Connecticut. ...


Leominster Sports

Leominster High School has had a long tradtion of Massachusetts Division 1 sports. Basketball, baseball, tennis, and track have become popular sports. Football has emerged as the main competitive sport. Leominster has raised pro football ????? Leominster High's football team has faced Fitchburg High School's team since 1894 and have met each other 124 consecutive years and 102 consecutive years on Thanksgiving. One of the longest Thanksgiving Day rivalry in the state. Both teams have been very competitive, but Fitchburg leads the series 58-56-9.


Doyle Field Leominster plays at Doyle Field decicated to the city by Mayor Bernard W. Doyle in 1929. The orginal stadium included a press box, bleachers for 6,200 people, and additional portable bleachers that could be placed in the end zone making seating for nearly 10,000 fans. Doyle field was dedicated on October 10, 1931. Doyle had spent $200,000 on the project.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 77.1 km² (29.8 mi²). 74.8 km² (28.9 mi²) of it is land and 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.96% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 41,303 people, 16,491 households, and 10,900 families residing in the city. The population density was 552.2/km² (1,430.3/mi²). There were 16,976 housing units at an average density of 227.0/km² (587.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.50% White, 3.70% African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.44% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.32% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.00% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 16,491 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $44,893, and the median income for a family was $54,660. Males had a median income of $41,013 versus $30,201 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,769. About 7.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

County government: Worcester County
Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus (D)
County Treasurer: Anthony Podesta (Liberal)
District Attorney: Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
Registrar of Deeds: Kathleen R. Daigneault (D)
Registrar of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
Sheriff: Guy W. Glodis (D)
State government
Representative(s) in General Court: Jennifer L. Flanagan(D)
Senator(s) in General Court: Robert A. Antonioni (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Thomas J. Foley (D)
Federal government
Member(s) of the U.S. House of Representatives: John W. Olver (D-1st District),
U.S. Senators: Edward Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)

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Education

Public Schools:

Private Schools: Leominster High School (also known as Leominster High or LHS) is a public high school located in Leominster, Massachusetts. ... Leominster High School (also known as Leominster High or LHS) is a public high school located in Leominster, Massachusetts. ...

  • St. Anna's Elementry School
  • St. Leo's Elementry School

Approved Special Education School:

  • Lipton Academy
  • North Leominster Community College for The Blind and Deaf

Media

Newspapers

The Sentinel & Enterprise is a morning daily newspaper published in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, with a satellite news bureau in Leominster, Massachusetts. ... The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is Worcester, Massachusettss only daily newspaper. ...

Television

  • Leominster Access Television

Points of interest

Kendall Hall (which currently houses a branch of the local fire department) and City Hall are two major landmarks in the city. Others can be seen in this slide show of local places. Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ...


Parks

Other than the triangle-shaped common in downtown, and the various parks like Barett and Carter, Leominster is home to two large forest parks. One, the Doyle Reservation, is home to the local branch of the The Trustees of Reservations. The other large forest park is the Leominster State Forest. This is a large state forest and is home to hiking and multi-use trails, some of which connect with the Midstate Trail. Leominster is a hilly city and provides plenty of hiking with great views. Common land, or just common, is frequently used to describe a parcel of land, usually near the centre of towns and villages, which is thought to be owned in common by all the members of the community. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Trustees of Reservations is a nonprofit conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural areas and historic sites in Massachusetts. ... Leominster State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in Leominster, Fitchburg, Princeton, Sterling and Westminster. ... A state forest is a forest that is protected by state laws, rather than by the federal government. ... The Massachusetts Midstate Trail runs 92 miles through Worcester County, Massachusetts. ...


The renovations at Doyle Field have given the teams of Leominster High School some of the best playing fields in the area. However, the track is not being resurfaced and will be torn up in the next few years. This will leave the Leominster High School track team, which already cannot have home meets because of the poor condition of the track, without a practice track. Over the years, Leominster has provided some of the state's best runners. Leominster High School (also known as Leominster High or LHS) is a public high school located in Leominster, Massachusetts. ... Leominster High School (also known as Leominster High or LHS) is a public high school located in Leominster, Massachusetts. ...


Sholan Farms

Red Apple
Red Apple

Sholan Farms is the latest tourist attraction to the city. This apple orchard offers a large variety of apples, a great view, and a historic and scenic look into the area's agricultural history. This orchard is home to festivals and functions and is a source of local pride. Sholan Farms is 123 years old, purchased from Chief Sholan of the Nashaway (Nashua) tribe in 170 Download high resolution version (1024x807, 184 KB)Red Apple File links The following pages link to this file: Apple Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1024x807, 184 KB)Red Apple File links The following pages link to this file: Apple Categories: GFDL images ... This article is about the satellite APPLE. For the fruit apple, see Apple. ... A community apple orchard originally planted for productive use during the 1920s, in Westcliff on Sea (Essex, England) An orchard is an intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food production. ... For other uses, see Apple (disambiguation). ...


Notable residents

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Trivia

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  • The plastic flamingo traces its origins to Leominster.
  • Leominster High School's football rivalry with Fitchburg High School is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day rivalries in the state of Massachusetts and in the country.
  • The Leominster High School Blue Devils baseball team has earned three Division 1 State Championships, most in the state of Massachusetts, and is a regular contender.
  • The Leominster High School Blue Devils football team has earned ten Division 1 Super Bowl Championships, second most in the state behind Brockton High School with eleven.

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