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Prospect Hill Postcard From the collection The postcard, published by J. Herbert Fletcher around 1910, features the buildings at the peak of Westford’s Prospect Hill. Much of Prospect Hill today

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Ammunition Display From the Military Exhibit As is the case with many objects donated by Westford’s Fletcher Library, it is often the library itself that provides the Westford context. Its maker

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Nabnasset Pharmacy From the collection The small, local pharmacy might be less common today, but Westford’s village of Nabnasset had its own pharmacy by 1965. It was run by the

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Commemorative Coin From the collection The coin was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Haystack Observatory in Westford (1964-2014), which is operated by the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation

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Westford Academy Football Pin From the temporary Other Colors of Westford Academy exhibit The WA football pin is from between 1946 and 1947. It shows the team colors being maroon

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Main Street and Academy Postcard From the collection What is today the Roudenbush Community Center was the second building to house the Westford Academy. The first building is now the

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The Westford Academy Black Knight Image courtesy J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford MA Prior to the Grey Ghost mascot, Westford Academy had the Black Knight. This early mascot existed very briefly

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WA Class Pins From the collection The 1911 class pin belonged to Addie Louise (Day) Keizer (1893-1988). It is 14K gold, and made by Folger, NY City. Addie was the

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WA Catalog From the collection The aged brown booklet contains information on WA such as teacher and students for the year ending July 14, 1858. It also describes the curriculum

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Records — Acts of Incorporation From the collection A copy of the original Act of Incorporation of the Westford Academy is bound with copies of the WA trustees meetings. In

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Mattawanakee Postcard From the collection Forge Pond (AKA Lake Mattawanakee) is a “Great Pond” or geological lake in Westford. The area of Forge Village surrounds it on the Westford side.

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May Balch Drawing From the collection The picture was drawn by Mary “May” Gertrude Balch (1875-1961) in 1957. May Balch was a local artist. She graduated from Westford Academy in

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