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    Our Town – Medfield, A Story of Everyday Life in Small-Town America

    by  • October 3, 2018 • 1950s, Carvelho, Main Street, Medfield, Medfield Little League, North Street, Nyren • 0 Comments

    Our town of Medfield in early 1951 celebrated a special time when many people started shopping for their first black and white televisions, just becoming popular in American homes. A family could all sit together after supper and watch the news or the popular shows at that time: singer Kate Smith’s show, which she...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: A Rite of Passage

    by  • February 8, 2018 • 1960s, Carvelho, Horgan, Main Street, Medfield, Medfield High School • 1 Comment

    The town of Medfield has undergone a tremendous change from its past. Medfield Day is a relatively recent development. In the early 1960s, the town was undergoing a different kind of celebration, something more attuned to a rite of passage. Boston in the 1960s had a changing population, as people from the south and...

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    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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