Park Tavern

The Park Tavern was an Attleboro fixture for many decades. Known for their reasonable prices and quality food they were busy everyday they were open. Their Blade Meat sandwiches were legendary as was the friendly staff and regulars.

Walton & Lonsbury

Walton and Lonsbury were a metal finishing company located on North Avenue near Haywood Field. Their claim to fame was a hardened chrome plating process that they called “Walhard”. While the finish was more expensive than traditional chrome plating it was more durable and useful for marine hardware and other applications where toughness would matter. …

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First Seamless Gold Ingot

In 1969 the 275th Anniversary Committee designed a commemorative coin to celebrate one of Attleboro’s contributions to the jewelry making trade. These coins were minted in 3 materials, Bronze (un-numbered), Silver and Gold (numbered series stamped on edge). The booklets are rarely seen, in 40+ years of collecting Attleboro items I have only seen them …

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Dodgeville Mill

4 generations of my family grew up in Dodgeville. The area around Tiffany Street and South Main was known as “Frenchman’s Creek” due to the large number of French Canadians who settled there. The Dodgeville and Hebronville mills were responsible for attracting workers from the maritime provinces in large numbers. French was more common than …

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F.H. Perry General Goods

The box on the shelf in the lower left appears to be for these “No Metal” shoelaces. I have no idea whatsoever what is being illustrated here. I also am dumbfounded as to how it helps sells shoelaces. Any ideas?

Anderson Chrysler

This was one of our family’s go-to dealers. The service here was great and honest salesmen would help you genuinely find the right car. The Ford dealer in town (Nerney’s) became known for quite the opposite.

Holiday In

No that is not a typo, it was spelled with one “N”. I have no idea if this was just a coincidence with the hotel chain or if there is more to the story. This later became the Brook Manor Pub, a second location for the North Attleborough Brook Manor. I grew up literally across …

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