• Medfield

    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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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Redemption and Legacy for the 1961 Medfield High Football Team

    by  • October 30, 2017 • 1960s, Football, Medfield, Medfield High School, Medfield Warriors • 1 Comment

    The Medfield Warriors were just coming off their second dramatic win over the Apponequet High School football team in Lakeville, Mass. in the November of 1961. Trailing at the half, Coach Ed Keyes entered the locker room and stood in the middle of us and spoke firmly. With anger in his voice, Coach Keyes...

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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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    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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    It’s Sum, Sum, Summertime

    by  • April 30, 2017 • Hinkley Pond, Kingsbury Pond, Medfield • 1 Comment

    “We’ll shut them books and throw ’em away. And say goodbye to dull school days. Look alive and change your ways, it’s summertime. We’ll go swimmin’ everyday, no time to work, just time to play. And every night we’ll have a dance cause what’s a vacation without romance. Because it’s summertime.” Summertime, Summertime by...

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