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This Society was formed in December 31, 1890. A medallion would be presented to the family of a decceased member of the society. This medallion was given to the family of Mr. Henry McCormack.

The Eastern Finnish Temperance People's League was founded in Maynard in 1911. There is a history of the League beginning on page 37 of this publication. It has been translated from Finnish to English by Roy Helander and attached.

The letters refer to Idan Suomalainen Raittius Kansan Liitto; Eastern Finnish Temperance People's League.

The International Order of Good Templars, who promoted total abstinence from alcoholic beverages, had a lodge in Assabet Village, prior to Maynard's incorporation.

The history of one of the larger temperance societies that operated for about 20 years from 1890 to the 1910s.

The Twilight Club was a social organization, founded by members of St. Bridget's church, which maintained a clubhouse on Lake Boone in Stow as a summer retreat for 60 years (1904-1964).

An account of the turbulent interplay of alcohol, the Temperance movement and Prohibition in Maynard.

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…