, Newburyport, MA

October 16, 2012

This day in history

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1912, downtown shops held the first day of “Merchants’ Week,” a four-day event with shops flying flags and banners while offering great deals on merchandise. Free streetcar service on all suburban lines was offered to take shoppers downtown.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury