Requesting Your Help in Updating Holliston’s History
In 1974, the Town of Holliston observed its 250th Anniversary with a year-long celebration that included the release of a Town History book written by Dorothy Drinkwater Rees. Dorothy did a fantastic job in just one year. This book was published in hard copy and was also included in a softcover version as part of a Commemorative Book that outlined the events of the year.
We do not know what the 300th Anniversary celebration will look like, but there are conversations within the Celebrate Holliston Committee, the Select Board and among some of us who “remember when” the 250th took place.
No matter what we do to celebrate, we do need to update Dorothy Rees’s book and bring our history up to date.
We need your help to do that.
What do you remember or what have you heard discussed about significant events and activities since 1974?
The list below represents a brainstorm from a couple of us. We know we have missed a lot, so can you please help by submitting your topic ideas for an updated history?
If you are interested in helping to do some research on any of the topics, please either click “Submit Comment” button below or send an email to email@example.com. This is going to take the village to create. Thanks to any and all!
- Town wide sewers efforts
- Fluoride to water
- Angus MacPherson fire (spelling?)
- Downtown sewer efforts
- Expand Fire station (or 90s?)
- Add to Library
- Fire at State Lumber
- Helicopter crash over High School
- Purchase of Highland Farms, APR
- Building of Hopping Brook
- Officer Johnson killed (81)
- Closed the dump
- Town wide sewer efforts
- Build/remodel all schools
- 275th Celebration 1999
- Rehab Town Hall
- Participate in America in Bloom
- Rail Trail finished
- 8 Arch bridge restored
- Blair Square built
- Downtown Sewer efforts
Additional need to know research dates:
- Kara Walters wins Gold for US Olympic team in basketball
- HHS Super bowls
- Donations of Open Space
- The survival of Fiske’s, Superette in up and downs/business climate