Draper Field opened in 1948. As you can see in the pictures at the top, they didn't have
    lights at that time, but they did by 1950. In 1953 they were taken down and sent south,
    probably to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

                     
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    Draper Field was occasionally used
    for events other than ball games.

    On the map above, drawn by John Cembruch, you can see where there was a
    baseball diamond before the one built in the late 1940s. It was about at the east
    side of where the parking lot is now. John mentioned that they played soccer
    there, also. DM

    On Saltbox Hill there is about a 4 - 5- foot drop. Halfway up Saltbox there was a
    cement watering trough. The milkmen from Mendon (Davenport and Beal) used
    to water their horses there. John Cembruch, May 2013.