It seems strange now to think that boat propellers, were once manufactured on Northrop Street, but they and a number of other products were. Click on the ad to go to a page about C.F. Roper, his company and some of his other devices. The picture below shows the site where the Roper factory was as it is now.
I’ve seen a couple of different views of the mysterious missing statue of General Draper before, but not this one. It seems likely that this picture was taken at the time of the dedication, which was on May 30, 1910. The postcard is for sale on ebay. Click on it to see the story about it.
Above – Hopedale Coal & Ice workers cut ice on Hopedale Pond. Click on the picture to see many more of the cutting and of the icehoiuse.
Below – Hopedale Pond on January 4.
These two paintings had been stored in the attic of Hopedale Junior Senior High School, probably as far back as when it was called General Draper High School. They were done by an Italian artist named Luigi Mion, probably around 1900. They may have been purchased by General Draper, or perhaps were given to him when he was Ambassador to Italy. Each picture, including frame, is 85″ x 65″. High school librarian Mary Margaret Mulroney arranged to have them moved from the attic to the school library recently.
Interclass hockey is being conducted on the pond, and the rivalry among the classes is healthy and clean. Twelve games are scheduled. – School Superintendent Carroll H. Drown, 1925.
January 23 and 24.
From the Hopedale Police Dept. Facebook page:
We have received some calls about a strong police presence at the Town Pond. Hopedale Police, Milford Police, and the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team are currently searching for evidence in regards to last weeks Shooting and B&E. There are boats and divers in the water. There is no need to be alarmed! Thank you for your cooperation.