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A year later, Fall River changed its name to "Troy." The name "Troy" was used for 30 years and was officially changed back to Fall River on February 12, 1834.During this period, Fall River was governed by a three-member Board of Selectmen, until it became a City in 1854.While the textile industry has long since moved on, its impact on the city's culture and landscape remains to this day.Fall River's official motto is "We'll Try," dating back to the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1843.Online dating brings singles together who may never otherwise meet.It's a big world and the Our community wants to help you connect with singles in your area.In July 1843, the first great fire in Fall River's history destroyed much of the town center, including the Atheneum, which housed the Skeleton in Armor which had been discovered in a sand bank in 1832 near what is now the corner of Hartwell and Fifth Street.
The southern part of what is now Fall River was incorporated as the town of Tiverton as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1694, a few years after the merger with Plymouth Colony.It is also nicknamed "the Scholarship City" because Dr.Irving Fradkin founded Dollars for Scholars here in 1958.The "falling" river that the name Fall River refers to is the Quequechan River (pronounced "quick-a-shan" by locals) which flows through the city, dropping steeply into the bay.Quequechan is a Wampanoag word believed to mean "Falling River" or "Leaping/Falling Waters." During the 1960s, Interstate 195 was constructed through the city along the length of the Quequechan River.