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50 Years Ago This Month, December edition

1968 Merry Xmas armed forces ad, Burlington MA1968 servicemen list


 

Mary Fay at Dale Pharmacy
Mary Fay at Dale Pharmacy
Given's Flowers, 24 Wyman St.
Given’s Flowers, 24 Wyman St.
Mass Hospital Association plans for N.E. Executive Park
Mass Hospital Association plans for N.E. Executive Park. It didn’t work out.
Burlington Garden Club award for Kemps of America, Burlington MA
Ronald Simoneau of Kemp’s accepting an award from the Burlington Garden Club (“Mrs. James Robinson”) for helping beautify the town. Kemp’s Hamburgers was a fast-food joint at the corner of Forbes Ave. and Cambridge Street, where there’s now a Rockland Trust. How a fast-food burger joint beautified the town may never be known.
John Marino with kill
John Marino of Francis Wyman Road and his nephew of the same name show off their kill from a hunting expedition in New Hampshire.
Stoneybrook Road sand blockade
Selectmen ordered highway crews to block Stoney Brook Road with sand dunes because the new Burlington Mall Road was boosting traffic down this road.
Old Town Hall cartoon by Steve Miles
Old Town Hall cartoon by Steve Miles
Burlington MA common, early 1960s
The town’s Finance Committee rejected a bid to refurbish the original Burlington Town Hall (left). This set the clock ticking. The building was demolished in 1969.

4 thoughts on “50 Years Ago This Month, December edition Leave a comment

  1. Ha ha! I remember that sand road block at the top of the hill on Stoney Brook Rd. As pictured, people just drove right over it….

  2. Great job as usual. Too bad that the list of folks in the service missed a bunch of BHS grads. For example: Bob Heigham, Will Cooper, Gil Dashner (KIA), John McGrath and, of course, myself.

  3. Thank you posting the pictures of our Burlington heroes. It warmed my heart to see the picture of my brother Bill Small.

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