Gems Located on the Merrimack River, the city became an important industrial center run by water power for woolen mills, tanneries, shipping and shipbuilding. It was home to a large shoe-making industry with one tenth of the shoes produced in the U.S.A. made in Haverhill. Today, these cultural gems hightlight the intriguing and interesting history of the city of Haverhill. Photos: Buttonwood Museum © Kishgraphics; Small Photos: Letterpress Demonstration © Museum of Printing; Fire Fighters Museum © KIshgraphics; Duston Garrison House © Kishgraphics Haverhill’s Cultural