Author Archives: Buzz Around

Kings Castle Land

From 1968 to 1994, Whitman was home to King’s Castle Land, a seven acre amusement park with fire-breathing dragons, a towering 22-foot statue of Paul Bunyan and dozens of child-inspired amusements and rides. Kings Castle Land and Toy Store owned by the Whitney family and located near the intersection of Routes 18 and 14. Video Courtesy of Clarence Whitney, former ...

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1900’s Blacksmith in Bridgewater

Prior to 1900, Bridgewater had thousands of horses that pulled farm implements and wagons of all types. Every neighborhood had a blacksmith shop ranging from a small forge in a barn to more elaborate shops like this one on Broad Street across from Friendly’s. This one had a ramp to the second floor for wagon repairs. Blacksmiths were also your neighborhood ...

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Rare Occurrence of an Earthquake

Documentation of a story from Hilda (Morton) Thomas 1899 – 1991 “The Eastern states have seldom been troubled with earthquakes worthy of notice, except in one case. November 18, 1755, was a day long to be remembered in the annals of New England for a remarkable earthquake. The convulsion was greater and more terrifying than ever experienced before or since in ...

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Laliberte PTO Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser a Huge Success

FUN RUN DAY!! You all did AMAZING!!! We had 94% of students register on funrun.com, and were able to raise over $63,000 for a profit of $39,000!! These pledges were from 36 states and 7 countries! Our top three students receiving pledges are Ethan Sliney from Mrs. Kennedy’s 4th Grade class, Bryson Madden from Mrs. Kennedy’s 4th Grade class and ...

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Tutu Celebrations

“Such a fun day spent with not only some TUTU-RRIFIC people but a lot of great sports!! THANK YOU to these awesome townies for celebrating TUTU day!!” Quote from Michelle’s Studio of Dance as they had fun popping around town and snapping some pix. Thanks for sharing! For more pix check out the Michelle’s Studio of Dance FB Page.

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Cowbells

When I was growing up my grandfather, Guy Baker, use to call his corner of the world “Cowbell Corner.” Over the years I used the term myself, thinking the saying was quite quaint. My paternal grandfather, Clyde Bosworth Sr. happened to have a dairy farm next door to “Grampa” Baker’s new home leaving one to wonder if perhaps in the ...

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Observation Tower, Halifax Town Hall, 1942

OBSERVATION TOWER For those who don’t know about this “tower” it was added to the roof of the Town Hall in 1942 during the Second World War. As the name implies it was built so that town residents could take turns watching for enemy planes. There was a vote at the March 1942 Town Meeting to instruct the Town Clerk ...

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Whitman Town Park Monument, 1908

“Located in Whitman Town Park on Park Avenue. The park itself was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The monument was dedicated on October 10, 1908. Originally, the monument was to be entirely granite with the customary soldier depicted at parade rest. The monument committee changed their minds and greatly enhanced the memorial by opting for a bronze ...

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