• Posts Tagged ‘Medfield’

    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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    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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