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Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, originally called Mishawum by the Massachusett, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor. Charlestown was laid out in 1629 by engineer Thomas Graves, one of its early settlers. It was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Charlestown became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874. With that, it also switched from Middlesex County, to which it had belonged since 1643, to Suffolk County. It has had a substantial Irish American population since the migration of Irish people during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s. Separated from Cambridge by the elevated freeway, Charlestown's old wooden row houses and their colonial architecture structures is still very present in 2287. This neighborhood is primarily a raider territory, with (sometimes hostile) scavengers to the south and along the river. The neighborhood is dominated by two ancient monuments—Bunker Hill, and the U.S.S. Constitution.
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Charlestown appears only in Fallout 4.
- Charlestown, Boston article on Wikipedia
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.422: "Zone 8: Neighborhood: Charlestown
West of Cambridge and north of the Charles River, Charlestown is the oldest of the Boston Neighborhoods, and the old wooden row houses reflect this past. Separated from Cambridge by the elevated freeway, this offers excellent exploration possibilities without feeling overwhelmed. It is primarily a Raider territory, with (sometimes hostile) Scavengers to the south and along the river. The neighborhood is dominated by two ancient monuments—Bunker Hill, which could be an exceptional settlement if your alliance with the locals is strong, and the U.S.S. Constitution, a prewar battleship that has been illegally moored for quite some time."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
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