Now and Then at Hix Bridge

The recent Now picture was taken at the top of the boat ramp at Hix Bridge. You will note the house on the right in the background on Drift Rd appears in both the Then and Now photos. The cape to the south of the first house in the Then photo is blocked by trees […]

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Photo Album

This collection of photo albums contains images of Horseneck Beach, East Beach, Main Road, and other areas of Westport MA, 1900 – 1940s. Surfside on East Beach   Saw mill on Sanford Road, Westport MA     An old uncovered shipwreck on Baker’s Beach, 1931. John W. Duffy Jr, left, Paul Duffy, right.   Unidentified […]

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The Seasider

A remarkably short-lived newspaper, March 1947 to August 1947, also remarkably costly at 25 cents per issue! Articles focus on concerns about traffic jams on Main Road, the dump at Horseneck Beach, and development of “Horseneck Village” by the Horseneck Beach Development Co. Plans for Horseneck included “leveling the dunes to make cottage sites and […]

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Westport Harbor Waltzes

Westport Harbor Waltzes Sheet music photocopy, new & revised edition to the Westport Harbor Dramatic Club: Westport Harbor Waltzes for Piano, by Frank C. Rodman. Copyright 1903. Pr. 60¢. Boston, C. W. Thompson & Co. 13 West Street. Includes “Hooligan Barn Dance” on back, by W. S. Harvey. Frank Rodman was very close with Lucy […]

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The Curious Case of the Concealed Shoes

Have you ever found old shoes hidden in odd locations in your house? If so, your discovery may be evidence of a mysterious worldwide superstitious practice.  A recent donation of a collection of ancient shoes focused our attention on this strange practice of concealing shoes in buildings. This collection of shoes was discovered in a […]

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Photo album of cyanotypes

A wonderful recent donation of a photo album with cyanotypes, mostly of Horseneck and other Westport areas. This album belonged to Ella Hargraves Lawton, maternal grandmother of Janet Rodgers. Brother: Robert Elkanah Lawton. They were brought up on a farm in Westport.

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