History

Photos from Ipswich Town Reports

Ipswich town reports in the 50s and 60s had photos that we find still find interesting.

Repaving High St., 1951. It will be finished any day now!
Reconstructing Lords Square in 1951. “Are you sure about this?”
Violet De Mille
1955- the end of polio.
1955
1955. That’s 66 years ago.
1956 fire at the corner of Market and Union Streets
1956 fire at the corner of Market and Union Streets.
Living dangerously 1956
1956, but somehow we survived.
1957
1957 –Booooring!
1958, Baker's Pond
1958, Baker’s Pond at the top of Spring St. I wouldn’t try this now.
Selection from the 1958 report by the School Superintendent. Read the entire report.
Selection from the 1958 report by the School Superintendent. Read the entire report.
1960: Rats? No problem.
1960: You got rats? No problem.
1961: Open sewer? No problem.
1961: This pipe runs under Zumis and empties into the River.
1962. If you were born after 1960, you're too young to understand.
1962. He became a hero for going up and coming back down.
1968
1968…Olde Ipswich Days
DDT? No problem.
1971, when kids ran behind the DDT truck killing Mosquitoes

Read Ipswich Annual Town Reports Online

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  1. Great memories… Especially of the old town dump when we as teens would go there armed with our.22’s and shoot rats 🐀…
    Ahhh the good ole day’s…
    Thanks Ipswich for all you mean and meant throughout history… Birthplace of American Independence, at least back then…

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