Hopedale History Ezine Menu

1 – Community Affairs   

2 – The Missing Monument   

3 – Hopedale As I Found It   

4 – Christmas in the Community   

5 – Obtaining Husbands   

6 The Ski Hill   

7 – January 28, 2004 – The Anonymous Donor   

8 – Mary Ann Hayward   

9 – Blackstone Valley Baseball   

10 – March 15, 2004 – Chicken Thieves   

11 – April 1, 2004 – Strike of 1913  

12 – First TV in Hopedale   

13 – Site Selection for the Hopedale Community   

14 – April 15, 2004 William (the artist) Draper   

15 – May 1, 2004 The Hopedale Penny Post   

16 – June 15, 2004 –  Spiritualism in Early Hopedale   

17 – July 1, 2004 –  Reformers   

18 – July 15, 2004 Bristow and Queenie,m Part 1   

19 – August 1, 2004 –  Bristow and Queenie, Part 2   

20 – August 15, 2004 –  Abolitionists   

21 – September 1, 2004 –  Park Department History   

22 – September 15, 2004 –  Princess Boncompagni   

23 – October 1, 2004 –  Memories of the 1850s – Gifford   

24 – October 15, 2004 –  Town Report, 1886   

25 – November 1, 2004 –  The Draper Family Feud   

26 – November 15, 2004 –  The Religious Evolution of Adin Ballou   

27 – December 1, 2004 –  General Draper, Part 1   

28 – December 15, 2004 – Christmas, 1854   

29 – January 1, 2005 –  Abbie’s Memories   

30 – January 15, 2005 –  The Dutcher Family   

31 – February 1, 2005 –  April 1842   

32 – February 15, 2005 –  Wartime Wedding   

33 – March 1, 2005 –  Short Stories   

34 – March 15, 2005 –  The Road to Hopedale   

35 – April 1, 2005 –  Will Rockwell Forget?  

36 – April 15, 2005 –  Who Fired First?   

37 – May 1, 2005 Thomas Gaffney   

38 – May 5, 2005 – Snow Plowing in the Old Days   

39 – June 1, 2005 –  Gilbert Thompson   

40 – June 15, 2005 –  Famous Fanny   

41 – July 1, 2005 – Kentucky Spouses   

42 – July 15, 2005 – Long-gone Octagons   

43 – August 1, 2005 – The Pest House   

44 – August 15, 205 Family Farm on Dutcher Street   

45 – September 15, 2005 – Charles Roper   

46 – October 1, 2005 Spindleville   

47 – November 1. 2005 – Hopedale 1881  

48 – November 15, 2005 – Best Town  

49 – December 1, 2005 – Local News, 1887  

50 – December 15, 2005 – The Fifties  

51 – January 1, 2006 – Centennial Speech   

52 – January 15, 2006 The Town Hall   

53 – February 1, 2006 The End Is Near   

54 – February 15, 2006 The Ice-Watch Has Ended   

55 – March 1, 2006 – Dr. Kleber Campbell  

56 – March 15, 2006 – George Otis Draper   

57 – April 1, 2006 – The Bancroft Memorial Library   

58 – April 15, 2006 – Sylvester Graham   

59 – May 1, 2006 – The Garages   

60 – May 15, 2006 – An Ideal Society   

61 – June 1, 2006 The Draper Duplexes   

62 – June 15, 2006 – Tom Lipsky and the Parklands   

63 – July 1, 2006 Eben Draper, Jr.   

64 – July 15, 2006 – Robinson Billings   

65 – August 1, 2006 – Attack Goat   

66 – August 15, 2006 – Milk Wagons of Hopedale and Vicinity   

67 – September 1, 2006 Field Days   

68 – September 15, 2006 – Boarding Houses   

69 – October 1, 2006 – Draper Strike of 1913   

70 – October 15, 2006 – 1935   

71 – November 1, 2006 Lowell Hammond   

72 – November 15, 2006 Robot Bomb   

73 – December 1, 2006 – The Harrison Block   

74 – December 15, 2006 – Anna’s Christmas   

75 – January 1, 2007 – Sacred Heart Church   

76 – January 15, 2007 – Abolitionism in Hopedale   

77 – February 1, 2007 – Dredging the Pond   

78 – February 15, 2007 The Community House   

79 – March 1, 2007 – Hopedale Community Historical Society    

80 – March 15, 2007 – Westcott Mill Closes  

81 – April 1, 2007 – Letter from Newbern  

82 – April 15, 2007 – Milford, 1780   

83 – May 1, 2007 – The Golf Course  

84 – May 15, 2007 – Next of Kin

85 – June 1, 2007 Soap Box Derby

86 – June 15, 2007 – John Stanas   

87 – July 1, 2007 – The Uxbridge Connection

88 – August 1, 2007 – The Pistol Club

89 – August 15, 2007 Learning a Trade

90 – September 1, 2007 Ahead of His Time

91 – September 15, 2007 – The Parklands, 1899 – 1905

92 – October 1, 2007 Site Protection

93 – October 15, 2007 – The Home Front

94 – November 1, 2007 Sand in the Attic

96 – November 15, 2007 – The Ballou Farm

97 – December 1, 2007 – The Harel House

98 – December 15, 2007 – Antislavery

99 – January 1, 2008 – White City

100 – January 15, 2008 – Women’s Rights

101 – February 1, 2008 – Workingman’s Paradise?  

102 – February 15, 2008 – Raw Deal  

103 – March 1, 2008 – Draper Strike, 1976  

104 – March 15, 2008 Ice Cutting on Hopedale Pond  

105 – April 1, 2008 – Rich and Famous  

106 – April 15, 2008 – Billy Draper’s Store  

107 – May 1, 2008 – The Grafton & Upton Railroad  

108 – May 15, 2008 – Trolleys  

109 – June 1, 2008 – Lapworth Elastic Fabric  

110 – June 15, 2008 – Dirty Old Town  

111 – July 1, 2008 – Other Hopedales  

112 – July 15, 2008 – Connie and Diane  

113 – August 1, 2008 – New Streets, c. 1950  

114 – August 15, 2008 – Flu Epidemic, 1918  

115 – September 1, 2008 – The Home School  

116 – September 15, 2008 – Drugs and Ice  

117 – October 1, 2008 Draper and Kennedy  

118 – October 15, 2008 – Separation from Milford  

119 – November 1, 2008 – Boots and Shoes  

120 – November 15, 2008 – Under One Roof  

121 – December 1, 2008 – Virginia, 1864  

122 – December 15, 2008 – Looms, Etc.  

123 – January 1, 2009 – Questions  

124 – January 15, 2009 – Edith’s Diary  

125 – February 1, 2009 – Mead’s Market  

126 – February 15, 2009 – A Thriving Little Village  

127 – March 1, 2009 Centennial  

128 – March 15, 2009 – June-July 1918  

129 – April 1, 2009 – James Roberts  

130 – April 15, 2009 – The Celtics in Hopedale  

131 – May 1, 2009 – Claude Snider  

132 – May 15, 2009 – Frugal Times  

133 – June 1, 2009 – Walter Dec  

134 – June 15, 2009 – Motorcycle Man  

135 – July 1, 2009 – The End of the Hopedale Community  

136 – July 15, 2009 – Final Chapter of Draper in Hopedale  

137 – August 1, 2009 – 1912     

138 – August 15, 2009 – Grafton & Upton Railroad – Hopper    

139 – September 1, 2009 – The Water Department  

140 – September 15, 2009 – Nipmuc Rod and Gun Club  

141 – October 1, 2009 – Dynamite at the Shop  

142 – October 15, 2009 – Lawrence, 1912  

143 – November 1, 2009 – Home School Ad   

144 – November 15, 2009 – Sox, Yanks, Douglas   

145 – December 1, 2009 – The Mill River   

146 – December 15, 2009 – Otis  

147 – January 1, 2010 – The Pleasant Valley  

148 – January 15, 2010 – The Depression Era in Hopedale  

149 – February 1, 2010 – Extending the G&U Railroad  

150 – February 15, 2010 – Leola Stearns – Patrick’s  

151 – March 1, 2010 – Trolley Trip  

152 – March 15, 2010 – The Crossways and The Larches  

153 – April 1, 2010 – The “Other Drapers”  

154 – April 15, 2010 – Animals of the Area  


155 – May 1, 2010 – Indian Names  

156 – May 15, 2010 – The Honor Roll  

157 – June 1, 2010 – The Town Park  

158 – June 15, 2010 – Northrop, Kellogg and Barney  

159 – July 1, 2010 – The Hopedale Parish  

160 – July 15, 2010 – The Water Cure House  

161 – August 1, 2010 – The General Draper Statue  

162 – August 15, 2010 – Emilio Bacchioicchi  

163 – September 1, 2010The Fatal Crisis  


164 – September 15, 2010 – Dr. Verner Johnson  

165 – October 1, 2010 – The District Nursing Association  

166 – October 15, 2010 – 1980, Milestone Year    

167 – November 1, 2010 – To Tolstoy and Beyond   

168 – November 15, 2010 – Nicola Sacco   

169 – December 1, 2010 – The Branded Hand   

170 – December 15, 2010 – Cards by Lizzie   

171 – January 1, 2011 – Oakledge, 1905   

172 – January 15, 2011 – The Governor   

173 – February 1, 2011 A Tour of Hopedale, 1906   

174 – February 15, 2011 Henry Patrick’s Store   

175 – March 1, 2011- The Case for Milford   

176 – March 15, 2010 – Hopedale Airport   

177 – April 1, 2011 – Hopedale Leaves Milford   

178 – April 15, 2011 Trees   

179 – May 1, 2011 – 1986   

180 – May 15, 2011 – The Dutcher Family and Business   

181 – June 1, 2011 – The J’s   

182 – June 15, 2011 – The Early Years in the Hopedale Schools   

183 – July 1, 2011 History of the Parklands by Hopper   

184 – July 15, 2011 – The Draper Era   

185 – August 1, 2011 – History of Hopedale Schools, Part 1   

186 – August 15, 2011 – History of Hopedale Schools, Part 2   

187 September 1, 2011 You might be from Hopedale if…   

188 – September 15, 2011 Community Newspapers   

189 – October 1, 2011 – The Statue of Hope   

190 – October 15, 2011 – Problems at the District School   

191 – November 1, 2011 The Fall of 1861   

192 – November 15, 2011 – Cora Hatch   

193 – December 1, 2011 – Wickliffe Preston Draper   

194 – December 15, 2011 Last Years Before Rockwell   

195 – January 1, 2012 – Library Reports   

196 – January 15, 2012 – Yankee General, Southern Belle   

197 – February 1, 2012- Waiting for William   

198 – February 15, 2012 – Abby Kelley Foster  

199 – March 1, 2012 Draper Expansion, 1856 – 1896   

200 – March 15 2012 – Visitors to the Community   

201 – April 1, 2012 Factory Town   

202 – April 15, 2012 – April 1912   

203 – May 1, 2012 – Cemeteries of Milford and Hopedale   

204 – May 15, 2012 – Hopedale Center Facelift   

205 – June 1, 2012 – The Princess Bride   

206 – June 15, 2012 Local News, 1920   

207 – July 1, 2012 – Astonishing Changes   

208 – July 15, 2012 Ambassador to Italy  

209 – August 1, 2012 – Model Company Town

210 – August 15, 2012 – Draper Condo Proposal   

211 – September 1, 2012 – The Rise and Fall of Draper   

212 – September 15, 2012 – The First Draper Statue   

213 – October 1, 2012 – The Village Cemetery at 100   

214 – October 15, 2012 – Beebe River   

215 – November 1, 2012 – Foundry Operations   

216 – November 15, 2012 – The Remains of the Trolley Path   

217 – December 1, 2012 – Selling Draper’s Railroad   

218 – December 15, 2012 – First Town Report   

219 – January 1, 2013Hopedale in 1888   

220 – January 15, 2013 – Building a Mill Village   

221 – February 1, 2013 – President Visits Hopedale   

222 – February 15, 2013 Draper Homes in Boston   

223 – March 1, 2013 – School Superintendent’s Report, 1909   

224 – March 15, 2013 – Plans for the Community House   

225 – April 1, 2013 IWW Strike at Draper Company, 1913   

226 – April 15, 2013 – The Lake Street Development   

227 – May 1, 2013 – Otis and Lily   

228 – May 15, 2013 – Hopedale and its Founder  

229 – June 1, 2013 Utopia to Company Town   

230 – June 15, 2013 NEAAU Swim Meet, Hopedale Pond   

231 – July 1, 2013 – Adam J. Mesmeheimer   

232 – July 15, 2013 – Report of the High School Principal, 1910   

233 – August 1, 2013 –  Last Days of the Legion   

234 – August 15, 2013 Hopedale in 1913   

235 – September 1, 2013 – Model Company Town – Conclusion   

236 – September 15, 2013Captain Draper on the Mississippi   

237 – October 1, 2013 – Peter Moore   

238 – October 15, 2013 – Hurricane and Tornado   

239 – November 1, 2013 – School Superintendent’s Report, 1914   

240 – November 15, 2013 – The War at Home, 1917   

241 – December 1, 2013 – The Demise of the Country Store   

242 – December 15, 2013 – Abandoned Home-sites   

243 – January 1, 2014 The General and the Feud   

244 – January 15, 2014 – Mergers That Ruin   

245 – February 1, 2014 – A Kid’s Paradise in the Sixties   

246 – February 15, 2014 – The Drapers in Uxbridge   

247 – March 1, 2014 Hopedale High Became Church   

248 – March 15, 2014 – Hopedale High School – The Early Years   

249 – April 1, 2014  – Gov. Eben Sumner Draper   

250 – April 15, 2014 – Dogwood and Shuttles   

251 – May 1, 2014 – Milford Hospital   

252 – May 15, 2014 – The Country Club   

253 – June 1, 2014 – The Post Office   

254 – June 15, 2014 – Al Tarca    

255 – July 1, 2014 – Henry Patrick by Hackett   

256 – July 15, 2014 – James Northrop   

257 – August 1, 2014 – War Memorial   

258 – August 15, 2014 – Parklands and Railroad   

259 – September 1, 2014 – Coal By Rail   

260 – September 15, 2014 Home Building – 1977   

261 – October 1, 2014 – A Plaque for Willard   

262 – October 15, 2014 – Seance   

263 – November 1, 2014Homes with Names   


264 – November 15, 2014 – Burned in Boston   

265 – December 1, 2014 – The Community   

266 – December 15, 2014 – Three at 100   

267 – January 1, 2015Just Trying to Help   


268 – January 15, 2015 – The Harrison Block, 1984   

269 – February 1, 2015 – Firemen’s Muster, Parade, 1986   

270 – February 15, 2015 – Telephone Service, 1880   

271 – March 1, 2015 – The Free Love Incident   

272 – March 15, 2015 – Draper, 1856 – 1878   

273 – April 1, 2015 – The Hopedale Centennial Parade   

274 – April 15, 2015 – Hopedale, 1915   

275 – May 1, 2015 – Electricity   

276 – May 15, 2015 – Draper Corporation in the Dutcher Years   

277 – June 1, 2015 – The Hurricane of ’38   

278 – June 15, 2015The Mill River Men   


279 – July 1, 2015 – A Plaque for The “Old House  

280 – July 15, 2015 – Vanilla Coke   

281 – August 1, 2015 – Sprawling Complex, 1990   

282 – August 15, 2015 – Red Cross Home, 1918   

283 – September 1, 2015 A Game of Bluff?   

284 – September 15, 2015 – The Parklands   

285 – October 1, 2015 –  The Milford Water Company   

286 – October 15, 2015 – Letter to the Editor, 1873   

287 – November 1, 2015 – The Kentuckians, Part 1   

288 – November 15, 2015 – The Kentuckians, Part 2   

289 – December 1, 2015 –  GReenleaf-3   

290 – December 15, 2015 – Community House Dedication   

291 – January 1, 2016 – Hopedale in 1916, Part 1

292 – January 15, 2016 – Hopedale in 1916, Part 2   

293 – February 1, 2016 – Hopedale in 1916, Part 3   

294 – February 15, 2016 – The Blzzard of ’78   

295 – March 1, 2016 – Benjamin Helm Bristow, Part 1   

296 – March 15, 2016 – Benjamin Helm Bristow, Part 2   

297 – April 1, 2016 – Bancroft Park   

298 – April 15, 2016 – A Ride on the G&U Railroad   

299 – May 1, 2016 – Not for Everyone   

300 – May 15, 2016 – Ballou Statue and Park Dedication   

301 – June 1, 2016 – Hopedale’s Early Homes   

302 – June 15, 2016 Adin Ballou’s School Days   


303 – July 1, 2016 – July 4th Speech, 1827   

304 – July 15, 2016 – An Old-Fashioned Fourth   

305 – August 1, 2016 – Field Day, 1922   

306  – August 15, 2016Park Department, 1944, 1945 and 1946
  

307 – September 1, 2016 – School Superintendent’s Report, 1916   

308 – September 15, 2016 – William Lapworth, Part 1   

309 – October 1, 2016 William Lapworth, Part 2   

310 – October 15, 2016 – William Lapworth, Part 3   

311 – November 1, 2016 – Milford Hospital – The Beginning   

312 – November 15, 2016The Work of a Weaver   


313 – December 1, 2016 – The Draper Companies, 1878 – 1892   

314 – December 15, 2016 – The Albee Corn Mill   

315 – January 1, 2017 – 1917, Part 1   

316 – January 15, 2017 – 1917, Part 2   

317 – February 1, 2017 – 1917, Part 3   

318 – February 15, 20171917, Part 4   


319 – March 1, 2017Manning’s Work in Hopedale, Part 1
  

320 – March 15, 2017 – Manning’s Work in Hopedale, Part 2   

321 – April 1, 2017 – Opinions on Separation, Part 1   

322 – April 15, 2017 – Opinions on Separation, Part 2   

323 – May 1, 2017Hopedale Schools, 1886, Part 1
  

324 – May 15, 2017 – Hopedale Schools, 1886, Part 2   

325 – June 1, 2017 – The Height of Luxury   

326 – June 15, 2017 – 94 Freedom      

327 – July 1, 2017 – Col. Bristow and the Klan   

328 – July 15, 2017 – Flood, Fire, and False Alarms   

329 – August 1, 2017 – Home Ec and Shop   

330 – August 15, 2017 – C. Howard Walker and the Bancroft Library   

331 – September 1, 2017 – A Letter to Clare   

332 – September 15, 2017 – “I’m Engaged!”   

333 – October 1, 2017 – The Old House   

334 – October 15, 2017 – On the Road with Otis   

335 – November 1, 2017 – More Draper Letters   

336 – November 15, 2017 – The Old House – Ballou   

337 – December 1, 2017 – Lt. Draper, 1861   

338 – December 15, 2017 – Lt. Draper, November 1861   

339 – January 1, 2018 1918, Part 1   

340 – January 15, 2018 – 1918, Part 2   

341 – February 1, 2018 – 1918, Part 3   

342 – February 15, 2018 – 1918, Part 4   

343 – March 1, 2018 – 1918, Part 5   

344 – March 15, 2018 – Office Building at 70 Hopedale Street.

345 – April 1, 2018 – The Police Station   

346 – April 15, 2018 The Time Capsule   

347 – May 1, 2018 – The Best Town   

348 – May 15, 2018 – From the Front End   

349 – June 1, 2018 – Jones Road Developments   

350 – June 15, 2018 – Milford Hospital   

351 – July 1, 2018 – Hopedale Mansions   

352 – July 15, 2018 – Hopedale’s Early Streets   

353 – August 1, 2018 – A Private Affair   

354 – August 15, 2018 – The Hopedale Community   

355 – September 1, 2018 – Members of the Hopedale Community   

356 – September 15, 2018 – The Water Cure House   

357 – October 1, 2018 – Origin of Hopedale Churches   

358 – October 15, 2018 – The South Hopedale Branch Library   

359 – November 1, 2018 – Millions for Psychiatry   

360 – November 15, 2018 – The Pendulum Has Swung   

361 – December 1, 2018 – Sylvia Thwing, Part 1   

362 – December 15, 2018 – Sylvia Thwing, Part 2   

363 – January 1, 2019 – Hopedale in 1919, Part 1   

364 – January 15, 2019 – Hopedale in 1919, Part 2   

365 – February 1, 2019 – Hopedale in 1919, Part 3   

366 – February 15, 2019 – Hopedale in 1919, Part 4   

367 – March 1, 2019 – Brilliant Man, Tragic Life   

368 – March 15, 2019 – Draper Open House, 1950   

369 – April 2019 – Hopedale Foundries to Shut   

370 – May 2019 – Chapel and Church   

371 – June 2019 – Bridge Demolition   

372 – July 2019 – Historic Monument Dedicated   

373 – August 2019 – Town Park Bandstand, Etc   

374 – September 2019 – Dedication of the Griffin Apartments   

375 – October 2019 – The Winning Pitch   

376 – November 2019 – Letters to Her Son   

377 – December 2019 – Princess Boncompagni on Shorpy.com   

378 – January 2020 – Hopedale in 1920, Part 1   

379 – February 2020 – Hopedale in 1920, Part 2   

380 – March 2020 – Hopedale in 1920, Part 3   

381 – April 2020 – Adin Balllou by Rev J. Hammon, Part 1   

382 – May 2020 – Adin Ballou by Rev. J Hammon, Part 2   

383 – June 2020 – Sacred Heart 50th Anniversary   

384 – July 2020 – Rockwell and Draper   

385 – August 2020 – Legacy Looms in Hopedale   

386 – September 2020 – Open Spaces   

387 – October 2020 – The Summer of ’67   

388 – November 2020 – Robert Allen Cook   

389 – December 2020 – The Ballou Monument   

390 – January 2021 – Hopedale in 1921, Part 1   

391 – February 2021 – Hopedale in 1921, Part 2   

392 – March 2021 – Hopedale in 1921, Part 3   

393 – June 2021 – Hopedale, the Town  

394 – September 2021 – Hopedlae, the Town, Part 2

395 – October 2021 – The New Town Grows  

396 – November 2021 – Rockwell Sells Draper Property  

397 – December 2021 – Centennial Kick-off  

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