Below - Envelope says, "Manufacturing Heads - November 7, 1945."

    "Knitting looms" - I doubt any of the Draper people at
    that time referred to the looms as knitting looms.

    4,000 people "at that time." By 1979 the number was
    closer to four than 4,000.

    On November 8th,  join National Park Service Ranger Joshua Bell, from the
    Aleutian World War II National Historic Area and Blackstone River Valley National
    Historical Park, as he shares the war-time experiences of William F. Draper, a
    naval combat artist, who was assigned to the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

    This free event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Red Shop Museum located at 12
    Hopedale Street, Hopedale, Massachusetts. Junior Ranger books, park
    brochures, and other publications will be available.


Hopedale in October

More photos will be added during the month.

Hopedale history ezine for November 1 -
More Draper Letters   

Ezine for November 15 -
The Old House - Ballou   

Hopedale in October 2017   

Hopedale in November 2016   

Hopedale in 2017                  HOME

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The Statue of Hope is now under its winter cover.

    History of the Hopedale Fire Department -
    Part 1     Part 2   

    It was a rather slow trick-or-treat evening here on
    Inman Street on Halloween. Only one other family, in
    addition to the two you see here, came to our door.

Commuter train at the last crossing before Forge Park station, Franklin.

    This is from the Boston Sunday Globe for November 5. Thanks to my son,
    DJ, for bringing it to me, and to his landlady, Mimi, for passing it on to him.

    The South Hopedale School, 50 Plain
    Street. Click here to read about it.

A graphic message seen while walking along Jones Road.

Draper chimney

Picking up the kids at
Memorial School on a rainy day.