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The "Village", as it was called, is located in the northwest corner of the city of Taunton, Massachusetts U.S.A. It covers about 1 square mile with the center being School Street. A large portion of the Village population was Portuguese when I was growing up.

This blog covers a lot of the history of the Village, much to do with my years as a child there: 1940 through the late 1950's. I do have many wonderful photos and information prior to that that and will share those as well. Always looking for MORE PHOTOS AND MORE STORIES TO TELL.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

FULLER SCHOOL on School St. was built in 1875 or 1876 when the school committee decided that the area needed another school because of the influx of immigrants.  It was named after Wilbur Eddy Fuller, a Harvard educated principal in Taunton who later became a judge.  Judge Fuller's daughter married Dr. Henry Dauphin who built the historic Dauphin estate in School St.  Here is a photo of that estate in 1909 (from my files: I believe source: Bristol County Historical Society). That famous fence we all loved to run our hands along, or kick leaves into or, in some cases, to write upon....... I remember that cows pastured in the meadow behind that fence.

I am looking for others to share their memories of Fuller School and more....I have more but want to hear from others,  I know you are out there, in the few days since this blog has been up there have been over 100 visitors!! 

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I remember about the school was how clean and well kept it was. They oiled the wooden floors frequently. Also since I was the second of my family to go there I remember them telling me how good my sister had been when she was in my grade. A curse or a blessing still do not know. Had to make my own mark there and I think I did. Also we lived a few houses away from school and if I was naughty my parents knew it before I got home.