The fire station bell - it's been gone since 1953. Where is it
    now? Click here for the answer.

    Hopedale history ezine for June 15 - Al Tarca.  

    Al Tarca - Memories of life in Milford, Hopedale, and the
    Navy during World War II. (Complete - longer that the ezine

    George Bushnell - memories of Draper Corporation.   


                 HOPEDALE BUSINESSES

    The fire station bell. Where is it now?
    Click on the picture for the answer.

    This site is an attempt to relate a little of the history of
    Hopedale, Massachusetts.  The town was settled in 1842
    as a Utopian socialist commune and evolved into the
    home of the Draper Corporation, at one time the world's
    largest manufacturer of automatic cotton looms.  
    Hopedale has an area of only five square miles, a
    population of about 6,000 and is located in the Blackstone
    Valley in south-central Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts maps showing Hopedale's location.

    While this site originally included only Hopedale history,
    since 2005 some current stories and pictures have been
    added. Most of them can be seen by going to the Recent
    Pictures Menus on the right


    If you have additional information, corrections or opinions
    on any of the material here, e-mail me and I'll add your
    thoughts or corrections to the site.

    I send out Hopedale history ezines twice each month. If
    you'd like to be added to the list to receive them, let  me
    know by using  the email link above. To read them online,
    go to the Hopedale History Ezine link in the column on
    the right side of this page.  

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