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Welcome to the online archives of the Maynard Historical Society in Maynard, Massachusetts. Our online archive represents a fraction of the documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia that the Society has in storage and we are continuously working to catalog and make our collection available here for all to enjoy. Please read the "About" page for additional information on this project or the "Tips" page for ways to find and discover historical information.

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Declaration of Intention - Alfred Torppa

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The document was often signed two years after date of immigration with the intent of becoming citizens.

Letter of Recommendation for Alfred Torppa

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" Alfred Heikki's son Torppa, here in Kaustinen has castrated my colts during several years and all have recovered well. Also other diseases in both…

Letter of Recommendation for Alfred Torppa

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" That animal surgeon, Alfred Torppa, from Veteli has several times with good results taken care om my horses and cattle, which by request I now…

Letter of Recommendation for Alfred Torppa

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" I attest that on October 25, 1899 Alfred Torppa, an animal surgeon, operated on my year and a half old Stallion colt and that operation succeeded…

Letter of Recommendation for Alfred Torppa

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"By chance my two horses came down with such a perilous case of throat infection that the veterinarian Dr. Miller in Kokkala frightened me that it was…

Letter of Recommendation for Alfred Torppa

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"That the farmer's son Alfred Heikki's son Torppa here in Upper Veteli has castrated my Stallion with good results which I now attest

In Veteli,…

Certificate of Marriage Emil Hamalainen & Ellen Kantanen

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Marriage took place in New York, the certificate ended up Maynard. Presumably related to the Maynard Hamalainens.

Certificate of Naturalization Maria Amalia Torppa

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The original certificate from the 1954 naturalization.

Certificate of Naturalization Alfred Torppa

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The original certificate from the 1954 naturalization.

Alfred Torppa Veterinarian Apprentice Certificate

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"I can hereby attest that the young man, Alfred Torppa, from Vetili at my farm has passed courses in anatomy of house pets, horse shoeing, and …

Letter of Attorney by Alfred Torppa

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Alfred Torppa is giving power of attorney to his son's wife's mother, Wilhelmina Vaclin, to act in his behalf in a matter concerning joint ownership…

Alfred Torppa & Maria Amalia Tofferi Marriage Record

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Translation: " The American immigrant Alfred Heikki's son Torppa, born March 4, 1880 in Veteli, married on April 4, 1901 to Maria Amalia August's…

"The Finnish Workingmen's Association" Incorporation Accounts

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This book contains minutes of the September 19, 1910 meeting at which The Finnish Workingmen's Association, Taisto, of Maynard was formed. The purpose…

Aaro Hyden - 1943-1945

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A green photo book of black and white photos of Aaro Hyden while he was stationed in Italy during WWII. The photos have no identifiers on them.

Aaro Hyden

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A black and white photo of a group of men, including Aaro Hyden. Aaro Hyden is standing in the back row, sixth from the left.

Frank Sanderson's Scrap Book

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The scrapbook is an eclectic collection of newspaper articles, brochures, invitations, magazine clippings, programs etc... that Frank Sanderson put…

Aaro Hyden - 1943

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Two tinted photos of Aaro Hyden in Fano, Italy, dated November 1943. One photo is of Aaro riding a bike with another unidentified soldier. The second…

Basic Field Manual - 1931

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A Basic Field Manual Infantry Drill Regulations, 1931. Aaro Hyden's name is inside the Manual.

Basic Field Manual - 1931 ca

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The War Department's Basic Field Manual, Vol. III, Basic Weapons, Part One, Rifle Company, Chapter 2, Automatic Rifle Marksmanship. 60 pgs.