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Assonet, Massachusetts

, Massachusetts Freetown and Lakeville (Lakeville, Massachusetts) just south of Myricks (Myricks, Massachusetts) village. It is joined by Quaker Brook at Forge Pond. From this point it flows parallel to Route 79 (Massachusetts Route 79) through a series of small mill ponds. It becomes tidal near the Elm Street Bridge in Assonet village (Assonet, Massachusetts) where it widens and becomes Assonet Bay to the west of Route 24 (Massachusetts State Highway 24). During the 19th century, fishing


'', or ''place''. In Danish times before 1658 the spelling was ''Ysted''. History left thumb upright Street plan of Ystad in c.1850. (File:Map Ystad Sweden.jpg) After the time of Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde and Archbishop of Lund, peace was brought to the area in the 11th century, fishing families settled at the mouth of the river Vassa as herring fishing became the main source of trade. Ystad was not mentioned in documents until 1244, in a record of Eric IV of Denmark King Eric

Metro Vancouver

States (Point Roberts, Washington) to the south and the city of Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia) to the east. Delta is composed of three distinct communities: Ladner (Ladner, British Columbia), Tsawwassen (Tsawwassen, British Columbia), and North Delta (North Delta, British Columbia). *Ladner (Ladner, British Columbia) (pop: 21,112) is a 19th century fishing village in north-west Delta that has expanded into a suburb. Fishing and farming are important industries. Ladner Trunk Road is its main street. *Tsawwassen (Tsawwassen, British Columbia) (pop: 20,933) is a suburban community in south-west Delta that calls itself the sunniest place in Metro Vancouver. Luxury waterfront homes line Tsawwassen's coast. Tsawwassen is also home to the busy Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal which links the mainland to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Tsawwassen, together with Ladner are also known as South Delta. Delta's flat, fertile land has made it one of the most important agricultural areas in Metro Vancouver. The Agricultural Land Reserve regulations preserve most of this land for agricultural use, preventing its conversion to suburban housing. North Delta (North Delta, British Columbia) is also home to the Burns Bog, 40 square kilometres (10,000 acres) of natural wetlands that are important for wildlife. thumb right 350px The City of North Vancouver (centre) is surrounded by the District of North Vancouver on three sides (File:North Vancouver Canada.JPG) There are two municipalities in the Greater Vancouver (Metro Vancouver) region of British Columbia, Canada, that use the name '''North Vancouver'''. These are: *The City of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, British Columbia (city)) (44,303 residents – 2001 Census) The District of Maple Ridge was incorporated September 12, 1874. It covered an area of 33,000 acres (130 km 2 ) yet only had approximately 50 families living in the town. 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century, fishing families settled at the mouth of the river Vassa as herring fishing became the main source of trade. Ystad was not mentioned in documents until 1244, in a record of King Eric (Eric IV of Denmark)'s visit to the town with his brother, Abel (King Abel of Denmark). A Franciscan monastery (Franciscan order), Gråbrödraklostret, was founded in 1267, and Ystad joined the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. File:Staffanstorp Municipality in Scania.png 250px left thumb

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