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First Old Home Day In Massachusetts Town

Carlisle, Massachusetts was first settled by English colonists in 1651. Carlisle became a town in 1805. At a town meeting in 1909 it was proposed that the town celebrate a “Old Home W

eek”. The proposal failed.

On July 31, 1912 Carlisle, Massachusetts held their first Old Home Day. “It was a beautiful summer day with the Town Flag flying on the Common and the Soldiers’ Monument in the Square decorated with flags and flowers.” There were parades, a milkmaid contest and a scramble for a greased pig.

Releasing the “Greased Pig”
Old Home Day
July 31, 1912
Carlisle, Mass.

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