• Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

    Midcentury Medfield Memories: A Place Called Fort Apache

    by  • May 29, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, Hannah Adams Pfaff Elementary School, Kingsbury, Medfield, Medfield High School • 0 Comments

    After completing the sixth grade, the students from the Memorial Elementary School on Dale Street began their journey into Medfield Junior High. In 1959 junior high was in the 32-year-old North Street school building. Once named the Hannah Adams Pfaff Elementary School, the school became known as Fort Apache.   Before we left Memorial...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Beyond Our Cats and Dogs

    by  • January 4, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, Flaherty, Medfield, Medfield Animal Shelter, Palumbo, Scribner • 0 Comments

    The winter cold is here – potentially a dangerous time for pets. Symptoms of hypothermia in dogs range from weakness and shivering to inaudible heartbeat and trouble breathing, depending on severity. Fortunately, most pet owners in Medfield are their pet’s best advocate. Most of our family pets have given us some beautiful memories. Here...

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    It’s Déjà Vu, All Over Again

    by  • July 20, 2018 • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Korean War, Medfield, Soviet Space Travel, Vietnam War, War • 0 Comments

    Many of my fellow baby boomers in Medfield had relatives who fought in the Korean War, but we were too young to understand the significance of events like Israel’s achieving statehood, Hungary’s becoming part of the Iron Curtain, and the Berlin Air Lift’s feeding the people of Germany. As young students, we didn’t appreciate...

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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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