Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Monday, December 31, 2007

"Marge, the Oil Man is Here"

Do you know where this accident occurred in Sturbridge, and when? When I obtained the photograph a few years ago, a long time Sturbridge resident told me he remembered the accident and knew just where it happened. But, do you think I can remember? The house is still standing today, and I have a good idea where it might be.

Click on photo for an enlarged view.


  1. Is this the house that is on the corner of Route 15 and Main St? Across from town hall?

  2. It does look like it, but I was told that it was on Route 20.

  3. Is this the house across the street from the Southbridge Credit Union on rt.20? It caught on fire a few years ago but has since been rebuilt.

  4. Betty,
    I beleive that is the house. Mr.Jackson told me excactly where the house was, and I believe the one you are referring to is it.

    Well done!


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