Fall River

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Fall River,

industrial city (1990 pop. 92,703), Bristol co., SE Mass., a port of entry on Mt. Hope Bay, at the mouth of the Taunton River; settled 1656, set off from Freetown 1803, inc. as a city 1854. It was once the foremost cotton textile center in the United States; the first cotton mill was built in 1811. The collapse of the industry in the 20th cent. was a severe blow to the city's economy. A variety of products are now made, but health care facilities are the largest employers. The Univ. of Massachusetts has a biomanufacturing facility there. The U.S.S. Massachusetts, the state's official World War II memorial, is berthed in the harbor. The city was the scene (1892) of the famous trial of Lizzie BordenBorden, Lizzie Andrew,
1860–1927, American woman accused of killing her father and her step-mother, b. Fall River, Mass. The elder Bordens were hacked to death with an ax on Aug. 4, 1892.
..... Click the link for more information.
, who was acquitted of murdering her parents in the family's home there.

Fall River


a city in the northeastern USA, in Massachusetts. Port on Mount Hope Bay, at the mouth of the Taunton River. Population, 95,000 (1975; 173,000 including suburbs). Fall River has factories for the production of textiles, chemicals, and machinery for the textile industry. The city was founded in 1656.

References in periodicals archive ?
A line of concrete finishing tools Fall River Group produces also will be manufactured at the expanded facility.
The Herald-News of Fall River reports that Flanagan conceded Tuesday night after coming up short on both parts of the ballot.
Kris Cambra has joined Fall River Municipal as an assistant branch manager.
He was installed as Bishop of Fall River, MA (Ted Kennedy's diocese) in 1992, and served there for 10 years.
Collectively, the people of Fall River have higher rates of smoking, obesity and heart disease than their Massachusetts neighbors--but with great obstacles also come great opportunities.
Northeast LNG Proposals Name Location Proponent Fall River Fall River, MA Weaver's Cove Energy/ Hess LNG Neptune LNG Offshore Boston, MA Tractebel Northeast Gateway Offshore Boston, MA Excelerate Energy Pleasant Point Pleasant Point, ME Quoddy Bay Downeast LNG Robbinston, ME Kestrel Energy Capacity Name (Bcf/d) Proposed Fall River 0.
Kennedy and Jim Langevin have all expressed their concerns about the Fall River location, and Gov.
Massachusetts officials are working to deny permits for dredging and other steps required to build the Fall River terminal.
85 million loan for a multi-family property in Fall River, Mass.
Alonso did grab one of Kaye's roles: Lizzie Borden in Fall River Legend.
Wild rice consumption has been increasing about 5 percent a year for the last 10 years, according to Hiram Oilar, general manager, Fall River Wild Rice, Fall River Mills, Calif.
Jim and Mary Rickert of Western Agricultural Services, Fall River Mills, Calif.