1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
 
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Landmarks and Personalities

   Our daily trips to Weston station and Pigeon Hill School took    us past many landmarks that stand out clearly in my memory.   First, the station itself and the trains that came whistling in and   went puffing out. Originally it stood where the overpass is today. On the rising ground to the south there was a grove of great oaks through which a gravel path cut straight up the hill to join the highway at the top. A siding for freight cars could be seen a      short distance to the west of the station while the express office   was in the same building and had an elevated platform to facili-   tate loading heavy crates and cartons onto the horse-drawn  wagons backed up to it. At train time the yard was filled with carriages, either delivering or picking up passengers, for in the    first decade of the century almost everyone in town — com- muters, shoppers, theatre-goers or what have you — all got to where they were going by train.
   The Central Massachusetts Railroad was a single track line,    and at Weston station there was a second track so that trains

 

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