Whitney Web Page - Southbridge History &
"The Eye of the Commonwealth"
and birthplace of American Optical.
Southbridge got its name -
Reprint of Joe Capillo article
Youtube video/audio of the 1955 Flood
Youtube video of 1987 Hamilton Woolen fire
Check out my Southbridge 1960s movies/recollections YouTube Video
The Dennison District School - John Boniface
Reprint of SeaverRice 1975 Southbridge News Article
Collection of Historic Southbridge photos on CWMars
on-line digital Library
Southbridge Images courtesy of Jacob Edwards Library / Margaret Morrissey - Library Director
AO History Main Page Rev 16-Dec-13
Links of current interest:
Celebrations / Parades
May 22, 1966 Sequecentenial Parade Photos
1966 Parade photos
Celebration 0f 1966
(download 1966 Scrapbook!)
Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center- Formerly AO Main Plant
Tribute to Rom's after 56 years - last day August 31,
Thanks for the memories!
26, 1898 Southbridge Journal
pdf file format
Southbridge 1955 Flood Slides (Don Whitney)
Includes audio of WESO broadcast!
SHS Class reunions - 74, 75 and 76 (July 31, 2010)
Class of 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972
Wells High School Page
New Link to Great Wells HS Website
Includes Photos and names of all Alumni!!!
Skating at "the
- 1954 -
photos by Don Whitney in the 1950s
Timeline of the History of Southbridge (More info to
Compiled by Margaret Morrissey
(PDF File Format)
Little Town - Susan McMaster Bosman
Can anyone identify this song from the lyrics???
Coiteux\ Southbridge Memorabilia Collection
Includes info on Marcy St School Demolition and the Eagles
Photos by Dick Whitney
Dresser Park Honor Role Monument was dedicated on July 10, 2004.
ROLL LIST at Dresser Park.
Here for a rare view down Hamilton St. in the late 1950's
Photo by Don Whitney
here to see the inside of Mario's Restaurant as it
appeared in 1967
where the Town and Country Florists are now located !
and Don Whitney Astronomy Photos
Images taken in Southbridge
Southbridge Film -
Congratulations for winning Best in Show at the F4 Festival
& Best Documentary at Valleyfest. April 20th screening in Los Angeles
Check out this 1962 Don Whitney Home Movie clip
showing a walk along Main to Central St.
Groups & Organizations of Local Interest:
Dec 1962 Don Whitney photo of the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade chorus singing
Christmas Carols at the newly designated Wells Jr. High, which until then had been the High School.
Tom Lapriore ID's chorus members
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