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Cambridge (pop. 95,802), city in Massachusetts on the Charles River opposite Boston; seat of Middlesex County. Since the establishment of Harvard University in 1636, the city has been an important educational center. In 1639 the first printing press in the American colonies was established there. In 1879, Radcliffe College for Women was opened, followed by the Episcopal Theological Seminary (1867) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (relocated from Boston in 1916). Principal industries include printing and publishing, baking, and the manufacture of light machinery.

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