Thursday, October 1, 2009

Middleboro Fish & Game Association

Founded at the start of the 20th century, the Middleboro Fish & Game Association for many years was a prominent organization devoted to hunting, as well as local fish and game conservation. In its earliest years, it sponsored efforts to maintain the numbers of alewives running in the Nemasket River and worked to improve the ladders along the river to facilitate upstream passage of the fish. As seen in this photograph from November, 1936, the Association also sponsored a band which was "the only musical outfit of its kind sponsored by a sportsmen's organization in Massachusetts.". The gathering assembled as part of the Armistice (Veterans') Day parade that year which was called the "greatest in the history of Middleboro." Note the display behind the members with the buck head, stonework and iron kettle suspended from a tripod.

Middleboro Gazette, "Armistice Parade Greatest in History of Middleboro", November 13, 1936, page 1.

Updated March 14, 2010, 12:04 PM


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