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A Baby Boomer Looks
Back at Growing Up in Pittsfield
will be available in late 2015.
All Sales go to the Berkshire Carousel Inc.
The first part of the book is about the shopping area
of Pittsfield, North Street, with an overview of
several major stores from the 1950s and 1970s.
Stories include unusual items like pneumatic tubes at
England Brothers, popcorn machines at Newberry’s
and the kiddie merry-go-round at Jim’s House
of Shoes. Narrative and photos follow about the old
downtown theaters. Many restaurants, variety stores,
hot dog, soda and pizza vendor topics follow.
Family fun topics include the Popsicle trucks,
Pontoosuc Lake carousels, July 4th parades and carnivals,
Santa Claus and Robert the Reindeer, TV celebrity Glendora
and nearby amusement parks operated
by “Pittsfieldians”. Housing at Victory Hill, plane spotting,
actresses living in the Berkshires, a legendary North Adams
sales lady, Francis Island and Eastover stories
are a few of the other interesting topics.
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