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Plymouth County, Massachusetts
02301, 02302, 02303, 02304, 02305
The City of Champions
Chamber of Commerce.
The well-known names of Myles Standish and John Alden are linked with Brockton. They bought the land that would become Brockton in 1649 from the local Indians. First it was part of Bridgewater. In 1821, the city was split-one remaining Bridgewater while the other became North Bridgewater. Finally, in 1874, it became Brockton and was incorporated as a city on 9 April 1881.
Brockton became famous as a shoe producing center during the Civil War with orders for army shoes. More workers came and more shoes were produced. The city grew tremendously eventually employing over 30,000 workers by 1929.
In 1883, Thomas Edison chose Brockton to test his standardized central power system and also supervised much of the wiring of many buildings here.
The Brockton Rox - Professional Baseball
Fuller Museum of Art
455 Oak Street
unique contemporary craft works in glass, metal, wood, ceramic, and fiber
Here is a nice photo gallery of Brockton and the area.
Belmont Street/Route 123
Brockton, MA 02303
Phone: 508 586-8000
Horse racing, demolition derby, amateur boxing, figure 8 racing, stock car football, fireworks and more
Metro South Music Festival
1 Lexington Avenue
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508 559-7070
An annual event
The greatest boxer ever to grace to the four cornered ring. Undefeated heavy weight champion in the world at his time. He fought the greatest boxers of his or of all time and never lost a single bout. He was a Brockton resident that was, not only a great boxer, but a great man. He is just one and maybe the greatest reason Brockton is referred to as "The City of Champions." He is highly looked upon by all Brocktonians and there are many Brockton sights dedicated in his honor.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler - also a World Boxing Champion
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