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Everett

Everett. 1 City (1990 pop. 35,701), Middlesex co., E Mass., an industrial suburb of Boston, on the Mystic River; settled c.1643, set off from Malden 1870, inc. as a city 1892. A deepwater port, Everett has petroleum storage facilities and foundries and plants that manufacture rubber products, metals, transportation equipment, chemicals, and paper. Nearby education centers, such as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have spurred research development in Everett. 2 City (1990 pop. 69,961), seat of Snohomish co., NW Wash., on Puget Sound at the mouth of the Snohomish River; inc. 1893. A port of entry with a natural harbor, it is an important lumber-shipping center, with pulp and paper mills. Other industries include commercial fishing and aircraft manufacturing; a huge Boeing plant is nearby. Tourism is also significant; the city is a gateway to both the Cascade Mts. and the offshore islands. A national forest is nearby.

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