The 1910 postcard is of a garage in Taunton at that time. One notices that cars are replacing the horse and buggy seen in a previous photo. My grandfather, Joseph Souza, did have a horse and wagon for his wood cutting business in the early to mid-1900's. Prior to that he and my maternal grandfather, Manuel Mota, both worked at a brick works somewhere on Longmeadow Road.
Did you know there was one there?
I learned this in the City Books at the Historical Society. I could not find any photos or more information of that factory, except that I am told one can still dig up old bricks in that vicinity.
The majority of the people in the Village were Portuguese. They built the Village around them, for themselves and the children and grandchildren they would bear as American citizens. Many of these immigrant parents would never see siblings and families in the old country again. They followed their dreams. Settling near to friends and relatives offered them some of that family
feeling they left behind.
They shopped their little neighborhood stores and bought from local vendors.
My paternal grandmother Delphina Viera Souza
probably circa early 1900's