are from the Bancroft Library Hopedale history collection. It appears that the last of the field
days was in 1931 The end of them was almost certainly caused by the Depression. With
the stock market crash a couple of months away, what you see here is a lot of people having
a good time at the end of an era. While the field days continued for two more years, even the
programs were shorter and didn't contain pictures as they had in previous years. In 1932
and 1933, carnivals were held, and then they ended also.
Field Day, 1931 Sports, ,Park and Pond Menu
Draper Menu HOME
|Draper Corporation Field Day
August 10, 1929
Hopedale Town Park
The article above is for what evidently was the last Draper field day. It
appears that they were replaced for two years by carnivals, as seen in
the articles below, and then they ended also.