In the 1950’s and 60’s, Ipswich town reports had photos that we find very amusing now.

Repaving High St., 1951. It will be finished any day now!
Repaving , 1951. It will be finished any day now!
1955
1955
1955
1955
1956 fire at the corner of Market and Union Streets
1956 fire at the corner of Market and Union Streets
Living dangerously 1956
Living dangerously,  1956. We survived.
1957
1957 –Booooring!
1958, Baker's Pond
1958, Baker’s Pond
Selection from the 1958 report by the School Superintendent. Read the entire report.
Selection from the 1958 report by the School Superintendent. Read the entire report.
1960: Rats? No problem.
1960: Rats? No problem.
1961: Open sewer? No problem.
1961: Open sewer? No problem.
1962. If you were born after 1960, you're too young to understand.
1962. If you were born after 1960, you’re too young to understand.
1968
1968…
DDT? No problem.
1971. Mosquitoes? DDT? No problem.

Read Ipswich Annual Town Reports Online

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