National Geographic : 1955 Feb
© National Geographic Society 191 Kodachrome by Howell Walker, National Geographic Staff Worcester Taxis Park by a Fountain Where Thirsty Dray Horses Used to Drink Seven hundred manufacturing concerns crowd Massachusetts' second city. Worcester men are credited with many important inventions and industrial advances. Inventors Eli Whitney and Elias Howe were born close by. The city is celebrated, too, for its six universities and colleges and its notable museums. Forty-seven denominations maintain 138 places of worship. Salem Square Covenant Church (above) stands in the heart of Worcester.