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Happy summer all! July is in its glory of hot, humid days and summer thunderstorms. From the late 1970's to the mid 1980's, I worked for Brockton Tool Company, in the former Morse Thread Mill on Central Street. The company management kept some time honored traditions such as a two week shutdown each year, usually around the time their customers also shut down. Summer shutdowns in the old factories were the norm due to the high heat that could build up inside the old mills. Our shutdown was always the last two weeks of July, and they were always the hottest weeks of summer. Speaking of heat, today's photo from the Belcher photo album (detailed last week) is directly related to some "hot"

Weekly Update

Greetings from the Museum! With the Covid virus still running rampant, we have not been able to host any events, and I do miss seeing you all. I have been busy here though, and the Society is working on several projects that you will be hearing more about as the year trudges along. Hopefully we will not have to have a second shutdown and stay home order so the work can continue! When the shutdown first began in March, I began exploring some old mill sites, and sent around photos from several of them. The last site I visited was the former Keith Saw Mill site on South Street, which is in a very good state of preservation. While photos of most of the old mills do not exist, or are scarce,

Weekly Update

Greetings from balmy Easton! We missed out on the major part of the passing tropical system, with no wind and very little rain, but we still have all the humidity. Now it feels like a typical July day! We received a good response from last week's email, so I'll follow that up with a few more advertising (or trading) cards. Orville M. Tilden had some cards at one time advertising himself as a "Teacher of Music" at North Easton. He was born in 1848 and died on New Year's Day 1918. His two existing advertising cards used a floral motif, which was very popular in Victorian times. The basic calling card information is given on the front, and the back of the card is blank. You might recogniz

Weekly Update

Greetings, and a happy 4th of July to all! This year July 4th will be very different than any I can remember. No fireworks displays, no parades, no fairs, and probably no big parties and barbeques. My neighborhood has been eerily quiet (I have usually heard a few "bangs" by now!). Summer reminds me of such things though, and a favorite summer event always meant a nice cold Simpson Spring soda! I am a Moxie man myself, and a few ice cold Moxie's helps me through the hot summer days. Simpson Spring was a bottler of Moxie for many years. Simpson Spring is still one of those rare places where you can get small bottles of terrific soda. You can mix and match varieties as well, so a simple s

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