One of the Inman Street houses referred
to in the Milford News article below.

Hopedale in February

Ezine for February 1 - 1918, Part 3   

Ezine for February 15 -
1918, Part 4 (Flu epidemic hits Hopedale.)     

Hopedale in January 2018   

Hopedale in February 2017   


Barber Shop
Joseph and Sylvia Bancroft House 50 Hopedale Street
According to the article, it appeas that this is where the original
Hopedale High School, later Sacred Heart Church, is buried.
Wow, amazing to think that it's been 40 years since the Blizzard of '78.
Click here  for more about the blizzard in Hopedale and Milford.
Hopedale items seen on ebay.
Medical building - originally Rico's Food Center..

    Above - Top of the front page of the February issue of the Hopedale monthly paper.

    Below - Here's a team that could be added to the Hall of Fame - The Hopedale High
    1956-57 basketball team. They had an undefeated season and were league and
    Clark Tournament winners. Click here to read more about their season.
Hopedale Pond and Parklands on sunny Groundhog Day.

    If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,
    Winter will have another fright;
    But if it be dark with clouds and rain,
    Winter is gone and will not come again.

    The day is still awaited by many in
    America, only under a new name --
    Groundhog Day.  David Freeman Hawke,
    Everyday Life in Early America
I've been scanning a few hundred of our old slides. This
picture is from 1970 - our first year on Inman Street.
Fire at 145-147 Hopedale Street. Milford News article.

    I recently received a question on Facebook about the whereabouts of the piece of plane wing
    shown in the picture above. The picture is from the Draper Corporation publication, Cotton
    Chats, and the piece of the wing was sent back to Hopedale by Ferdinand "Fanny" Spadoni.
    If you know anything about it, please let me know, and I'll pass the information on to the
    grand-nephew of Fanny who was the one who asked about it.

    Fanny was a gunner on a B-25. He was killed when his plane was shot down over the
    Pacific. Click here for more about him.

    Click here to see who is in the other mausoleums at the Village Cemetery.
Draper ad - 1932

Hopedale Pond - February 17

Spindleville Pond - February 16

G&U Railroad yard in Hopedale.

    February 18 - Inman Street, looking toward Lower Jones Road.
    Four or five inches of wet snow fell overnight, but it's a nice day
    and it's going to get warm over the next couple of days.

    The Hopedale High School band in the bicentennial parade
    in 1975. Click here to see more pictures of the parade.

    The lower end of Hopedale Pond was clear of ice,
    for a while anyway, by February 23. Click here to see
    the dates when the ice was gone in past years.

It's falling apart.

It feels like spring - February 24.