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The Observation Tower was built by the American Legion to watch for airplanes and was manned 24 hours per day. It was later taken over by the Coast Artillery. It was destroyed by fire on October 30, 1951.

See also: The History of Maynard,…

A photo book of the activities of the Hudson National Guard.

This group became Company I, Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry at the time of the Spanish-American War.
The volunteers came from Acton, Concord, Townsend, Sudbury, Waltham, Malden, and two from Maynard: Fred Haigh Marsden and George Oram Rodan.


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Front Row: Harold Cuttel, Dominic Colombo, Nick Constanza (Navy)

2nd Row: Carlo Mistreta (Navy)

Back Row: Donald Brayden, Ponsy Wheeler, ___?, ___?, Joseph Boothroyd

A collection of applications to VFW Post No. 1812, Maynard, Mass.
The applications show the name of applicant, occupation, nearest relative, enlistment and discharge dates, branch of military, Campaign Medal Service and other information. Two…

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A poster announcing the Fifth Registration of male citizens for selective service during World War II.

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A sign with instructions to registrants for Selective Service. (Form DSS 35)

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A sign announcing the registration of men for Selective Service in Maynard in the MHS Auditorium.

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Group portrait of Class 36, Air Corps Radio Operators and Mechanics at Scott Field, Illinois. (Servicemen from Maynard are in the class.)


Photograph of an army company. Maynard residents Edward Ledgard and William Coulter were members of the unit.


A greeting card evidently placed in a gift package sent to the Maynard soldiers during the war.

Walter Zancewicz was aboard the first ship, Marine Serpent, that entered Pearl Harbor after the bombing of December 7, 1941. The second photo is the ship.

The photos are cut outs of postcards. Identified are Harold Sheridan, Frank Parks and John T. Gibbons.

The Hero of Santiago during the Spanish-American War. He was the guest of the Town of Maynard during Merchants' Week, May 14-19, 1900 (see 1999.2899).

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A collection of posters sent to Maynard Selective Service or Post Office encouraging the purchasing of bonds to finance the war.

Charles Berriel took this picture for the Maynard Historical Society showing the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument in the center with World War II Honor Roll at the left and World War I Honor Roll at the right.

A collection of ration coupons including War Ration Books One, Two and Three, Fuel Oil Ration, United Co-operative Butter Card, V-Fuel Oil Ration and Sugar Ration.

John Roberts was a Private, Co I, 1st Maine Calvary , Union Army, killed in action on May 3, 1863. Buried in an unmarked grave near Louisa Court House, VA. There is a Commemorative Marker in the Robert's lot at the Glenwood Cemetery.

At the corner of Acton and Glendale Street was a collecting point for scrap metal to be recycled for the war effort. Sign reads Official Salvage.

Alice Hanson Pillivant is pulling the wagon. To her right is James T. Hanson.