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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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I am looking for any and all photos of the Village...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

This and that memories

Since writing the past few posts, more postcard photos have become available through the Facebook page I'm From Taunton.  I am sharing them here.  
They are very exciting, giving us more of a peek into the past.

The first is proof positive of two things: one, there is the famous carousel to the left of the entrance to the Sabbatia Lake Park back in the 20's and 30's and perhaps beyond.  Second, there are the trolley tracks we were so sure brought people to enjoy the park on day trips.  This is an awesome photo
and we thank Dave Melanson for sharing it.

These next photo is of the Taunton Green. cobblestones and all.
The red building left is a bit of a mystery.  There is some thought that there was
an opera house in Taunton, might this be it?  Clearly seen is the building on the corner of Court St.
This photo thanks to Dave Melanson also.  What would we do without our collectors?
Someone must have kept these postcards safe over the years.

Another photo with horse and buggies and horseless carraiges.
Thanks to Joseph L. Lequin for this winter scene postcard.

The next one is from 1931.  A Christmas Green photo.  Of interest is the fact that the above
red building we spoke of is gone, and construction is under way for the Post Office still
there today.  A trolley is seen on the right, as well as a diner along the Green.
Love the cars.....  Thanks, Carol O'Connor Soares.

There will be more great photos in the next Post.  I love looking at such photos as it
gives me a look into what my grandparents and parents saw in their day.  Brings them closer,
I have done extensive genealogy studies on my grandparents so this ties it all together.
Taunton in when it was quite something....I experience just the tail end of it all.

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