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Natick

(nā`tĭk), town (1990 pop. 30,510), Middlesex co., E Mass., a residential and industrial suburb of Boston, on Lake Cochituate; founded as a Native American village by John EliotEliot, John,
1604–90, English missionary in colonial Massachusetts, called the Apostle to the Indians. Educated at Cambridge, he was influenced by Thomas Hooker, became a staunch Puritan, and emigrated from England.
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 1651, settled by colonial Americans 1718, inc. 1781. Natick is a major retailing center. Manufactures include electronic components, computer software, medical equipment, clocks, and machine parts. There is also an U.S. army research facility.
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Verizon Wireless, an operator of a 4G LTE network, announced on Friday the enhancement of it fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Natick, Massachusetts.
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