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Lee - Etymology, British geography, American geography, Fictional Characters, Music, Television and film, Science, Education, Other

42º19N 73º15W, pop (2000e) 6000. Rural town in Berkshire Co, W Massachusetts, USA; in the Housatonic R valley; first settled, 1760; incorporated, 1777; named for General Charles Lee; birthplace of Francis Ayer; paper mills active in 19th-c; famous for its marble quarries; Beartown State Forest to the S; Memorial Hall (1874); Romanesque Congregational church (1857); Founder's Weekend festival (Oct).

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