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Essex The fried clam was reportedly “invented” in Essex by Chubby Woodman early in the 20th century. Tourists are mainly drawn to Essex for its restaurants, but in recent years leisure activities such as excursions down the Essex River in boats or self-guided kayak trips have become increasingly popular. Essex is known for its flourishing antiques trade. The town now boasts of being the municipality with the greatest number of antique shops per square mile in the US.



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