LAKEVILLE

TAUNTON PUMPING STATION AND LAKE ASSAWOMPSETT, 1902

 

Taunton Pumping Station and Lake Assawompsett, photograph by George D. Dorr, 1902


Amateur photographer George Delmar Dorr (1859-1955) was born in Bridgewater and spent much of his life at North Middleborough where he was employed as a shoemaker. A series of photographs taken by Dorr which survive capture scenes around North Middleborough and Lakeville, including this view of the Taunton Pumping Station (now the Lakeville town offices) and Lake Assawompsett. The view was taken from King Philip's Lookout
 

 

 

 


TED WILLIAMS CAMP, 1960s

 

"The Ted Williams Camp, Lakeville, Massachusetts", paper.

 

This small card accompanied the reports which were sent to parents at the conclusion of each camp season. Campers were evaluated "in all major camping areas" by at least six different camp personnel, and were graded on a system from 1 to 5.

 

The Ted Williams Baseball Camp was established in 1958 in Lakeville for boys ages 7 to 17 by the legendary Ted Williams who spent his entire major league career as a player with the Boston Red Sox. Williams, arguably the greatest hitter ever, explained his rationale for founding the camp when he stated "One of the bright spots of my life was the first time I attended a boys camp. A strong body has been one of my greatest assets, and I attribute its beginning to this early camping experience."

 

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MAP OF PRECINCT, 1903

 

Precinct, Town of Lakeville from New Topographical Atlas of Surveys, Plymouth County (Springfield, MA: L. J. Richards Company, 1903)

 

Once a small but vibrant village, Precinct was centered about the junction of Precinct and Myricks Street with Rhode Island Road in northern Lakeville near the Taunton line. The community takes its name from the 1719 establishment of the western portion of Middleborough as a separate precinct or parish. At the close of the 19th century, Precinct included a school, a store and the parish church which remained in the village until 1970 when it was relocated to a site opposite the Lakeville Town House.