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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, June 21, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. William R. Carver has replaced his Hudson touring car with a new one of the same make. “Principal William C. Roudenbush is attending the commencement exercises at his alma mater, Williams co…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday June 14, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “About Town.  Automobile tire thieves are still working at their trade and are busy.  The nearest and latest was at Senator [Herbert E.] Fletcher’s garage on Oak hill, last week Friday evening, when…

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June Musings

Unheard Voices~ Slavery in Westford by Linda Greene At the dawn of the American Revolution, 20 percent of the population in the thirteen colonies were of African descent. The legalized practice of enslaving blacks occurred in every colony and was first…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, June 7, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. Wayland F. Balch and William J. Rafter, of this village, have recently passed their eightieth birthday anniversaries. Mr. Balch has not been well, but was able to take part with the other ve…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 31, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. Mr. and Mrs. Abiel J. Abbot are at home again after spending the winter in Boston. “Last week Friday afternoon, a union meeting of the Ladies’ Missionary society and the W.C.T.U. was held. O…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 24, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. The usual union religious observance of the Sunday preceding Memorial day comes this year with the Union Congregational church. The civil war veterans have been invited as in previous years….

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 17, 1919

A look back in Time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. There are some cases of scarlet fever in town. Dr. Blaney’s little son has the disease, although reported as not a severe case. The other patients are at the other villages. “Sunday services…

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Prince Henry and the Westford Knight, story performed by Leeny Del Seamonds

Have you heard the story of the Westford Knight? Legend has it that a Scottish earl named Henry Sinclair took a crew of explorers and discovered America in 1398, a whole century before Christopher Columbus. According to the story, they explored regions…

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The Westford Wardsman, Saturday, May 10, 1919

A look back in time to a century ago By Bob Oliphant “Center. The Cadman peach orchards at the Old Homestead farm [now Abbot School] have been a beautiful sight this week, being in full bloom. “The sewing class, under the auspices of the Tadmuck club,…

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May Musings

Colonel John Robinson Memorial Highway Dedicated by Bob Oliphant  At 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 14th, the recently named Colonel John Robinson Memorial Highway was dedicated at a ceremony held next to the Robinson family burial plot in Westlawn Cemetery….

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