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

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


The link enclosed on this posting is a great one for a little history lesson, and some nice old photographs of an old section of Fiskdale.


  1. This is Snell Manufacturing plant in Massachusetts? I noticed this post because of the title 'Snellville.'
    I live in Snellville they call this plant or area Snellville in MA?

  2. Yes, Darla, this is an old photo of a factory that manufactured augers here in Sturbridge, MA. This section of town is the village of Fiskdale, and this particular area became known as Snellville because of the factory. Old timers here in town still remember the area as Snellville, but it isn't referred to that today by many.


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