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The village of Old Dartmouth grew into the “Whaling Capital of the World”. New Bedford transformed to an industrial manufacturing mecca.
New Bedford has been a major destination for immigrants, a city shaped by the diversity of its residents.
Historical milestones of Old Dartmouth and New Bedford, beginning in 1602.
Learn about the seafaring trades that made New Bedford into an important destination. See how the wharves were built along the city’s waterfront.
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