Northborough – With so much talk over the last month or so about the dangers of mosquitoes, it’s interesting to see how generations before us handled the problem. In this photo, members of the Northborough Department of Public Works (circa 1915) are spraying the town’s trees. As the book, Images of America – Northborough – (in which this photo appears), indicates, the dangers of long-term pesticide use were not yet known.
(Photo/courtesy of the Northborough Historical Society)
- Shrewsbury – In honor of this week’s Spirit of Shrewsbury festivities, this week’s Flashback Friday photo is this great one of the town’s residents decked out their finery at the Promenade at the White City Amusement Park, circa 1917. (Photo courtesy of the Shrewsbury Historical Society)
Marlborough – This photo was taken in 1910 at the corner of Main and Newton Streets during the parade to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Marlborough. Photo courtesy of the photo collection at the Marlborough Historical Society (www.HistoricMarlborough.org).
Northborough – In honor of the start of football season – and this weekend’s Applefest celebration- here’s a picture of the 1901 Northborough High School football team. (Photo/courtesy of the Northborough Historical Society)
Shrewsbury – As we enter these last hot days of summer, here’s a picture to remind us of what could possibly be coming in just a few months – snow! These men are digging out the trolley tracks on Maple Avenue (which was then known as Long Hill) after the February Blizzard of 1898. (Photo/courtesy [...]