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.

    Thanks to Rick Buroni who sent the photos of Draper Field in 1948 and 1950.

                
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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.

Draper Field - 2006
1950