Westford Notables

Notable of the Month – Each month we feature a Westford person worthy of attention or notice.

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Notable of the Month- Paul F. Bohenko (1935-2001) 

“The Jockey from Forge Village”  By James VanBever   Many people may have visited the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire, and not known that it was once the

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Earle Williams (1902-1988)

Earle Williams Sells Fudge in Littleton Area Littleton- HEAVY CREAM – HOMEMADE FUDGE that’s what the four cornered sign says atop of the car usually parked at Littleton Common on

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Notable of the Month- Charles L. Hildreth (1879-1968) Part 2

By James VanBever Vice President Dawes and General Pershing Lexington, MA April 19, 1925 photo by Charles L. Hildreth (snow) Charlie would continue to serve Westford as town clerk from

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Charlie Hildreth, Town Clerk. (1879-1968)

By James VanBever     Charles Lewis Hildreth was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts,  on June 15, 1879. His parents were Charles Willis Hildreth and Lucy Maria Colburn. The house in Cambridge where

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The Black Knights of Westford Academy

Before Westford Academy was known as the Grey Ghosts or later as simply the Ghosts, they were known as the Black Knights. The Academy was only called the Black Knights

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Pvt. Oliver Barrett (1726 -1777) Memorial Dedication, Saratoga National Cemetery

Wednesday October 19, 2022. Oliver Barrett’s 5th great granddaughter, Ann Washburn Lord and her husband David Lord  with the New York Army National Guard Soldiers memorialized a Revolutionary War soldier

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Capt. Joseph Reed (1716-1795) Westford’s Boston Tea Party participant, Fairview Cemetery

On Saturday October 15, 2022, at Fairview Cemetery, the Westford Historical Society and  the Westford Cemetery Commission in partnership with the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum recognized Capt. Read’s

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Capt. Rick “Warlock” Bradley (1946-1999)

When Rick Bradley graduated from Westford Academy in 1963, he left a stellar record. During Rick’s senior year, he served as Student Council President and in sports he was a

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Recollections of Frederic Alvan Fisher (1855-1941)

I have been asked to give out of my recollections a list of householders in Westford Centre and on Westford Street now, so-called, leading from the Common to the Westford

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