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Throwback Thursday: Hingham's Lost Amusement Park

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

When you think about amusement parks you probably think of theme parks with cartoon characters, roller coasters and parades. However, did you know that there was an amusement park located in Hingham, Massachusetts?

The Melville Garden at Downer Landing was built by Dorchester industrialist Samuel Downer in 1871. It became a destination for visitors during the summer and featured clambakes, fireworks, bowling, and dancing. It was also the first place in Hingham to have electric lights. The park closed in 1897.

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Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Somerville's Marshmallow Fluff

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

On Wednesday, it was announced that Kraft and Heinz food companies would merge to become The Heinz Kraft Company. One of Kraft's most notable (and sweetest) foods has history here in Massachusetts. I'm talking about Marshmallow Fluff.

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Throwback Thursday: Main Street in Rockport

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Today’s Throwback Thursday image is the first in our series of “Your Main Street.” From time to time, we’re going to share a “Main Street” image from the past to honor and celebrate how important local businesses are to each one of our communities.

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Throwback Thursday: The First Email

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 12, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

What do you think the first email message was?

"Did you get this message?" That would have been my guess.

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Throwback Thursday: The Homebrew Computer Club's First Meeting

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 05, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Today, we honor the group of friends who made the personal computer a necessity and Silicon Valley THE place for tech companies to go to flourish. On March 5,1975, The Homebrew Computer Club met for the first "official" time in the garage of Gordon French. Its members were the pioneers of our current digital landscape.

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