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Slides from Roy Helander's 2008 presentation to the Maynard Historical Society on Alku, the Finnish Temperance Society.

6th from left, front row: Gavin Taylor
Directly in front of picture on the left: Ada Bower Merrill

The oldest fraternal organization in town was Iola Lodge, No. 91, International (Independent) Order of Good Templars. Organized in Assabet Village…

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Front row: __?, __?, Margaret Maley, __?, __?, John Murray

2nd row: William Punch, __?, Fr. Albert Crowley, __?, Jim Mullin, __?
Back row: Jim Hilferty, __?, Francis White, Mike Murray, Mike Mullin, __?

This picture taken on the steps leading to the clubroom which was located in the Riverside Co-operative Society building on the corner of Nason and Summer Streets, now occupied by the Knights of Columbus.

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standing on second step: John…

A history on the 50th anniversary of the "ALKU" (The Beginning) Temperance Society of Maynard. The booklet is written entirely in Finnish.

A photo of the Finnish Temerance Society Parade, dated June 1931. Helmi Kajander Nyhlom is carrying the American Flag and Vivian Wiinikainen Kajander is carrying the Finnish Flag in a parade from Temperance Hall to Voses annual summer festival. This…

Two photos taken in the square showing the young people carrying the American Flag. The parade began at the Temperance Hall, corner of Main and Harriman Ct., and proceeded to Voses where they had an annual summer festival.

Junior Kanto Athletic…

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Front: Jim Mahoney, Jim McGill

Center: Bill Cleary, Dan Colbert, Mgr.; Jack Collins

Back: Joe Tucker, Matt Campbell, Jim Ledgard

Members of the ALKU marching in a parade, June 1931. Many of these marchers were most of the people that worked in the kitchen and helped serve the dinner at the annual summer festival.

Front two right to left: Naemi Kajander, Esther…