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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Alright, Brainiacs, Where Was 'Em?

Well, that last "where is it?" was pounced on, and solved in short order.  Now, I have a two more head scratchers for you to dwell on over the weekend.

Everyone remembers Rom's restaurant on Main Street acrcoss from the shopping plaza, but how many of you remember their sister restaurant in Fiskdale, Rom's Broaster House?   Do you remember where it was?  When it was open? Did you work there?

Lanctot Bros. Clothing Mart in Fiskdale.  Do you remember anything about this store?  Do you remember where it was?

I hope these two "Where Was 'Ems" have you thinking a bit, and aren't too easy.  For me, they are a stumper since I moved to town long after five digit phone numbers were in vogue.

If you know anything about either one of theses establishments, leave a comment.


  1. Wally

    Roms Broaster House was on rte 20 down stairs from where the Copper Stallion is now. The building was also the Fiskdale House 1800's then the Fiskdale Hotel early 1900's.
    I did work there in the mid 1970's.

  2. Hi Wally,
    According to those who remember, Lanctot's was in the Blackington building.

  3. On a side note... Anyone know what is going in to the Rom's building?


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