• 1950s

    Medfield Midcentury Memories: Murder in the Tricentennial Year

    by  • September 25, 2017 • 1950s, Main Street, Medfield • 2 Comments

      I happened to be looking through the 1950 annual town report this week – interesting similarities and wow! contrasts then vs. now. 1950 2017 Population 4,549 (incl. 2000+ at hosp.) 12,024 (2010 census) School population 484 (24 in senior class) 2,634 (240 seniors) School budget* $88,000 $33 million (up 375%!) Property valuation $3.2...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Route 109, Medfield — Main Street, USA

    by  • August 29, 2017 • 1950s, Main Street, Medfield • 2 Comments

    Main Street was the first street in Medfield, long before it was Route 109. It’s gone from being an unpaved pathway to a partially paved road with tracks (the street railway operated 1899-1924) to the one of the most heavily-traveled roads in Massachusetts, partially resurfaced this month. The first automobile in Medfield, a Kidder,...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Frairy Street, After the Cicadas

    by  • May 31, 2017 • 1950s, Baker's Pond, Frairy Street, Medfield, Vine Lake • 0 Comments

    During the summer months within the past few years here in Medfield, cicadas have enjoyed a reincarnation. It’s hard to miss these big insects with their prominent wide-set eyes, short antennae and clear wings held roof-like over their abdomen. Every 15 years, the jumbo size cicadas emerge from their deep slumber, to rejoice and...

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