Hopedale Reminiscences

    Auretta Roys Aldrich - Banned in Hopedale? This piece, like Hopedale Reminiscences,
    was written in 1910. My guess is that it was written to be included in Reminiscences, but
    was considered by the editors to be too harsh on the Drapers to use. (See the next-to-
    last paragraph.) Instead, it was printed in the Springfield Sunday Republican on
    October 30, 1910. The paper even refers to it as "Mrs Aldrich's Reminiscences." I found
    it in a scrapbook at the Bancroft Library.

    General Draper: Boyhood in Hopedale - While not part of Hopedale Reminiscences,
    this chapter from the general's autobiography was written in the same decade and
    about the same period as those stories.

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F.G. Atwell, Superintendent of Schools, 1911