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100 years ago this month

Save the children from what? The unspeakable horror of city life?
Bungalow Park Burlington ad 1921

Goodbye electric trolley lines. See the tracks along the “state highway” on the bottom left, just outside Reed Ham Works? They had to be ripped up to make way for a newfangled means of transport.

Hello automobiles.

1916 Ford Touring Car ad

1916 Ford Touring car with winter top

This news digest from Winchester describes the Cambridge Street “big dig” of sorts, to accommodate cars. Scroll halfway down. The project also involved straightening Cambridge Street through the Burlington stretch. Before the automobile, the road meandered quite a bit, as seen in this video.

Rebuilding Cambridge Street for cars, August 1921


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