Category Archives: History

Articles that focus on the history of Mendon and the region.

Historic Home Photos

The Mendon Historical Society has posted 100 photos of Mendon’s historical homes. Enjoy!

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Gaskill House To Be Preserved

The Milford Daily News has an article on the recent sale of the Gaskill on George Street in Mendon. The Preservation Mendon archives include this quick summary of the history of this house along with some old photographs: John Southwick … Continue reading

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Mendon 1947 Memorial Day Parade

Mendon, Massachusetts 1947 Memorial Day Parade. The original B&W, silent, 16mm film was found for sale on eBay from a seller in North Carolina. Dave Moriarty bought the movie and had it professionally digitized. This is the original film in … Continue reading

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Aerosmith

(Editor’s Note:  This article originally appeared on the website Sheltered From the Wicked World.  We are grateful to them) In the early days of Aerosmith, Dave Meade was their manager. The first ad ever placed for an Aerosmith concert was the … Continue reading

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Mendon’s Golden Age

By Richard Grady The period from 1820 through 1845 was a special time in Mendon’s history. It was an era of economic prosperity, high social and professional status, and architectural grandeur. A triangular parcel that included Maple Street, Main Street, … Continue reading

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Annals of Mendon and Vital Records of Mendon Available Online

Two texts important to the history of Mendon are now available on preservationmendon.org, thanks to Google. Links are at the bottom of this article.

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A Brief History of The Silas Dudley Homestead

By Richard Grady The Dudleys and the Tafts are two of the most respected families in the history of the town of Mendon. Both families earned their living through agriculture. Both families served the town in many capacities in public … Continue reading

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Mendon Electric Trolly Tour

By John Trainer   Traveling through Mendon’s past is a captivating experience, especially doing so while riding in an Electric Trolley. On May 30th 2007 the Third Graders at Henry Clough School were thrilled to see a replica of the Milford-Uxbridge … Continue reading

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