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50 years ago this month, August 1972

No more quiet farming town. We need infrastructure, like traffic lights.

Burlington MA downtown
Cambridge St. and Winn St. — no traffic lights.
Presbyterian Church coming-soon sign
Route 3A at 62 — no traffic lights. By the way, those guys are assembling a sign about the imminent Presbyterian Church.
Burlington mall Tpke exit, early 70s
Middlesex Turnpike at the Burlington Mall — no traffic lights.
Burlington Mall Road on day one, Nov. 26, 1968
Burlington Mall Road at Cambridge Street on day one, Nov. 26, 1968 — no traffic lights.

 

Traffic lights at Winn St. and Cambridge St. Burlington MA 1972


Tractor-trailer stolen from HoJo’s!

Howard Johnson Motor Lodge Burlington MA 1


 

Kitty Carruthers already showing immense promise. She and brother Peter would go on to Olympic silver in 1984.

Caitlin Aine Carruthers skating Burlington MA 1972


Friend Lumber is born at the corner of Adams Street and the Middlesex Turnpike.

Friend Lumber Burlington MA grand opening ad August 1972 Friend Lumber grand opening article Burlington MA

Friend Lumber, 4 Adams Street, Burlington, MA

Friend Lumber, 4 Adams Street, Burlington, MA

 


Robert Stryke and Louis Rose Burlington MA police dept. 1972Police appointments Burlington MA 1972


 

A female auto mechanic (gasp!)

Gail Braceland auto mechanic Shawsheen Tech 1972


 

Driver's ed students Burlington MA 1972 David Runyan award Burlington MA Dr. Michael Standish acupuncture Burlington MA Joseph Landry and Wayne Snelly Marine Corps Burlington MA Richard Madison Mass Kidney Foundation Burlington MA 1972Joe Tommasino Fiddler on the Roof Burlington MA 1972


McDonald's holdup Burlington MA 1972 Wine and cheese tasting party at Burlington Public Library 1972 Wildmere Tot Lot activities Burlington MA Mary Calahane death notice Burlington MA RCA automatic jet test system 1972 Burlington MA


Sharon Nadolny engagement Burlington MA Janice Frasca and Thomas Kendall engagement Burlington MA Susan Ragucci and Daniel Healy engagement Burlington MA Charles Serpa marries Susan Paine Burlington MA 1972Pamela Jeanne Carter marries Harold Lawrence Burlington MA 1972 Karen Parker engaged to Michael McLaughlin Burlington MA 1972 Linda Clark engaged to Joseph Burnham Burlington MA 1972 Peggy Pichnarick engaged to John Ludwig Burlington MA 1972


Finast grand opening Burlington MA 1972 Electron Factory Woburn MA 1972 Trinidad Steel Band at Holiday Inn, Burlington MA 1972 Moreno's ad Burlington MA 1972 St. Mark's kindergarten Burlington MA 1972 Queen Elizabeth 2 ad 1972 Burlington Dodge ad 1972 Wilmington Auto Imports at 1972 Royal Pagoda ad Billerica, MA

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  1. Wow brings back memories, dad became a police office in 1970 and we moved summer of 71, I was 9

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