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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5 is a fascinating collection of stories, articles, and illustrations that highlight various aspects of life in Massachusetts. The diverse topics covered in this issue range from historical figures and events to modern-day profiles of local businesses and attractions.

One standout feature of this issue is the depth of research and detail that went into each article. The writers have clearly done their homework, providing readers with a wealth of information about each subject. Additionally, the illustrations scattered throughout the magazine complement the articles well, adding visual interest and helping to bring the stories to life.

One of the strengths of this issue is its balance of both well-known and lesser-known topics. Readers will appreciate learning more about familiar figures like Paul Revere and John Hancock, as well as discovering new stories about forgotten heroes and heroines of Massachusetts history.

Overall, The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5 is a well-rounded and engaging magazine that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in the history and culture of Massachusetts. Whether you're a history buff, a local resident, or simply someone who enjoys a good read, this issue has something for everyone.

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[Illustration: William W. Crapo]


A Massachusetts Magazine.



By Edward P. Guild.

A citizen of Massachusetts, eminent in public and private life, and now in the prime of manhood, is the Hon. William W. Crapo, of New Bedford. He is the son of Henry Howland Crapo, a man of marked abilities and with a distinguished career, whose father was a farmer in humble circumstances in Dartmouth, the parent town of New Bedford, and able to give but meagre opportunities for education to his son. Henry had, however, a thirst for knowledge, and his determination in providing himself with the means of study affords a parallel to the early life of Lincoln. It is told of him, that having no dictionary in his father's house, he undertook to be his own lexicographer in the task of preparing one. He soon fitted himself as a school teacher and afterwards became a land surveyor in New Bedford. As a man of ability and integrity, he at once began to rise to positions of trust, and among the offices he held were those of City Treasurer and Trustee of the Public Library. He was interested in the whale fisheries, then the great enterprise of this famous seaport, and was a successful business man... Continue reading book >>

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