Hopedale in February
More photos will be added during the month.
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
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.
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 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.
Pacific. Click here for more about him.
The next time you gaze up at this mausoleum in Hopedale Village Cemetery, give a
thought to the interesting variety of people interred there: A general (William F.
Draper), a lady from Nantucket (Lilla Joy Draper), two Southern belles (Susan
Preston Draper and Matilda Grace Engman Draper), a businessman (Clare Hill
Draper), a princess (Margaret Preston Draper), an artist (William F. Draper), and a
murderer (Harry Draper - near bottom of Clare Draper page).