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October 29, 2012

This Day in History

On this day in 1787, Charles Hodge Balch was born. He became one of Newburyport’s leading clock and watch makers and occupied a shop on Merrimac Street. In 1817, he was appointed superintendent of town clocks.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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