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Leominster - History

plastics worcester city

42º32N 71º46W, pop (2000e) 41 300. City in Worcester Co, C Massachusetts, USA; 29 km/18 mi NNE of Worcester; incorporated, 1740; gained city status, 1915; plastics industry developed during the 20th-c and town became known as ‘Plastic City’; birthplace of John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) and Harold Black; railway; furniture, plastics, paper; Plastics Museum.

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