The picture at the top of the page was taken at the Draper field day in 1919. The photos of the mile race
    and the fifty yard race were taken in 1912. The date of the color postcard is unknown. There's a mistake
    in the caption. It shows the town park, not Bancroft Park. The building in the background in several of the
    pictures is the Roper factory that stood for many years on Northrop Street, next to the park.

    The baseball, tennis and pond photos are from the 1912 Field Day. Note the boat houses lining the
    Hopedale Street side of the pond. Several boathouses survived on the Lake Street side into the 1950s.

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