The photos of the culvert for the Charles River at
    Howard Street were taken in November 1953.
    Thanks to Charlie Gaffney for them. The one with
    the Milford News caption taken by Nick Tosches.

    The upstream end of the culvert as seen from
    the railroad track, taken in March 2013.

The Charles River near Howard Street.

    Ye Olde Farm, according to the sign - on
    Howard Street, near the river. The river
    is under the road in the foreground.

                      Howard Street and the Charles River  

    In the Google Earth  views, (thanks, DJ) the line between Hopedale
    and Milford is the white line that runs more or less from the top middle
    to the lower right. The Milford wastewater plant is in the upper left of  
    the upper one  and the middle of the lower one.

    The town line follows the river, roughly, but not exactly. I presume
    that's because the river has meandered a bit since the town line was
    drawn. Actually, if the Google Earth town line is correct, the river has
    meandered noticeably since 1953, since the caption under the Milford
    News photo says the river was located in both Milford and Hopedale.

    In the lower Google view, the white line coming down from the top,
    about a quarter of the way over from the right side, is Howard Street,
    Milford. The other end of it, not seen here, is at Route 140 near the
    Hopedale/Milford town line sign.

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    In this late-19th century map, you can see Mellen Street
    crossing South Main just a little to the right of the L in Hopedale.
    Howard Street branches off to the left a little above the L.