Hot enough yet?

Snow on Main Street, circa 1925
Snow on Main Street, circa 1925

Now that the summer weather has arrived, do you miss the snow? The glass plate negative above shows Main Street looking north to Linden Street, while the one below shows the opposite view south on Main near the intersection with Brook Street.

Keep cool!

Snow on Main Street near Brook Street, circa 1925
Snow on Main Street near Brook Street, circa 1925

The eagle has landed.

G. Palmer Holmes and the World War II Honor Roll outside Town Hall, circa1946
G. Palmer Holmes and the World War II Honor Roll outside Town Hall, circa1946

Around 1946, the Town’s Honor Roll, which listed those Kingston residents who served in World War II, got an eagle. It was carved by Captain Fred Bailey, who fashioned at least two.

When the Honor Roll was taken down — it was replaced by the monument where Main Street crosses Route 3 — Holmes asked for the eagle. ┬áIt stayed in his family until very recently, when it landed here in the Library, to be cared for by the Local History Room.

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Eagle, 2013

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