Was there a University of Peabody?

Yes, but not in the way you are thinking. From 1921 to 1936, the University of Peabody was a semi-professional football team based in Peabody. It started as an outlet for, post-high school and in some cases former collegiate, athletes to continue playing at a...

Do you remember skiing at Page Hill?

Page Hill was located off Summit Street, next to Route 128.In 1950, Page Hill opened as a local skiing destination with a 1,200-foot ski tow. By the late 1960s, it was open 7 days a week from 9am to 10:30pm during the winter season. The loud speaker played...

The Fighting Spirit

79 years ago, on December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The United States responded to this aggression by declaring war on the Axis Powers, and formally entering World War II. There were 24 men from Peabody...

The Show Must Go On

The Strand Theatre opened its doors at 43 Main Street on April 9th, 1912 with a showing of “Across Panama in 1912.” The Strand was built by the Structural Stone Co. of Lynn and designed by EA Earp. It was unique as one of the first public buildings in...