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Banner for the Maynard Centennial Committee

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Two Centennial sign posted at the outskirts of Maynard during the Centennial celebrations.

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Three copies of a board game based on the popular Monopoly game. It is a Limited Edition and was produced for the Town of Maynard Centennial celebration in 1971.

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Two Maynard Centennial Games were developed for the Centennial celebration for Maynard, MA, in 1971. This is the Game of Maynard, the second is Wheeler Dealer.

Names of Maynard Individuals on the Game:
A. Anderson, C. Ahern, T. Athorn, Baystate…

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A Maynard Centennial "Best Beard" Trophy was awarded to E. James Mertz in 1971.

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A trophy awarded to the "Dead End Kids" at the Centennial Muster held on June 27, 1971. They won the First Place for the Wet Hose Race.

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Two die used to imprint the front and the back of the Centennial Commemorative medals distributed in 1971. Also included are two medals, one silver and one bronze.

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A set of Centennial jewelry with the Clock Tower and the words "Town of Maynard Massachusetts 1871" embossed on the front. The set includes a bracelet, necklace, cufflinks, and pin.

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A checkbook in the name of the Maynard Centennial Ball Committee. The checkbook is encased in a red plastic outer covering.

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This was likely given to Maynard at the time of the centennial, 1971. Ayer was incorporated in the same year as Maynard, 1871.

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A gavel used during the Maynard Centennial (1971) by the Main Charter Belles. The inscription reads: "Main Charter Belles, 1871-1971".

An accompanying poem reads: "We hand you this gavel with pleasure and pride; It's your symbol of office when…

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A lady's sheriff badge worn during the Maynard Centennial Year, 1970-71 by Mary Ellen Piantedosi. Mary Ellen was the Official Lady Sheriff.

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Used as an enforcer by the Sheriff, Mary Ellen Piantidosi.

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These are "autograph" cards filled out by 332 students attending the Maynard Public Schools containing their name, grade, and school. The cards will placed in the time capsule which was opened for the Sesquicentennial in April 2021.

At this time…

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The Selectman purchasing Ball tickets.
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Eileen Duggan, Betsy Shaw, Will Dodd, Ray Sheridan, Howard Boeske, Mary Kurowski, Tom Cocco, Vera Leithead

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A copy of the Assabet Valley Beacon published on June 24, 1971 was found in the Maynard Centennial Time Capsule. The Capsule was opened in 2021.

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A Maynard Centennial Sheriff Badge which was found in the Maynard Centennial Time Capsule, buried in 1971 and opened in 2021. The badge is made of metal and is black with gold colored tips.

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The Maynard Centennial Committee issued Charters to the following Centennial Belles groups: American Legion Auxillary; Kaleva Belles; International; Main Belles; Cameo's; Emblem Club #205; All American Club; Maynard Woman's Club; and Rod & Gun…

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The 'Brothers of the Brush' were a group of men in Maynard who grew beards during the Centennial Year 1971. Brothers of the Brush Charters were issued to the following groups: 'The Muskrats'; the 'Deer Slayers'; the 'Milltowners'; the 'Smoke…

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A written account of Jonathan Wright having been born in the Centennial Year, July 13, 1971. On November 29, 1972, he drew the first winner of Bronze Medal at the Youth Night Program. This notice was found in the Maynard Time Capsule of 1971 when…