Milton Borden

Milton Borden was interviewed by Anne Kennison in June of 1976. He spoke about his childhood and experiences with living in a small town.   In my younger days, what stands out in Westport was what some people call them—tramps, and some people call them hoboes.   I was about five years old in 1908. In […]

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Alton and Isabel Boan

Alton and Isabel Boan were interviewed by Mary Giles on November 4, 1976. They spoke at length about their potato farm and their wartime endeavors.   When my father first came over here, it was a split between vegetables and dairy, and as they cleared the land, the farm gradually got a little bit bigger. […]

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Alice Blossom

Alice Blossom was interviewed by Dorothy Gifford in 1976. She spoke about her family and work on the farm, and described some of her photographs.   Interviewer – You’re Alice Blossom and the old Blossom homestead was right opposite your house, which was at 181 Blossom Road.   They tore down the house and built […]

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William H. Barker

William H. Barker was interviewed by Mary Giles in 1976. He spoke about his childhood and education, time in the military, and hobbies.   I was born in Fall River in 1913; I spent all my summers in Westport all my life. I claim to have been swimming at the Westport Harbor beach long before people, […]

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Benjamin Baker

Benjamin Baker was interviewed by Mary Giles on December 6, 1976. He was thirteen at the time, and discussed school, sports, and travel.   Ben, how do you like living out in the country in this beautiful old house, far away from neighbors? Your family has created a very beautiful place here, using parts of […]

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Ann Baker

Ann Baker was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 15, 1976. She spoke in great length about her work as an architect and her fascination with history. Tell me Ann, why are you working as an architect on the building you are now restoring in New Bedford?   Because I never feel as if I’ve […]

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William Almy, jr.

William Almy, jr. was interviewed by Mary Giles on October 25, 1975. He spoke to her in length about his family’s long history in Westport, along with his career in horse breeding. Listen to Part One William Almy – “According to the early records of the Almy family here in Westport, William Almy, the son […]

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Roger and Dorothy Acheson

The Achesons were interviewed in 1976 by Mary Giles for the Bicentennial Celebration. They had spent their time working on the family dairy farm for many years.   We came from New Bedford and raised vegetables for a long time. During the depression I worked for the government.   You like my paintings? I started […]

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