Celebrating Black History

February is Black History Month. Carter G. Woodson, a distinguished Black author and journalist, advocated for a Black History Week in 1924. Woodson felt that the lives and accomplishments of Black Americans were not being properly recorded or celebrated. This idea...

Racing through West Peabody

From 1947 to 1962, the West Peabody Speedway captivated audiences with stock car races, demolition derbies and even llama races! Just to name a few! Ticket Stubs, Circa 1960 Boston American, September 5 , 1958 Food Stand, June 27, 1953 Boston American, May 13, 1960...

Dashing through the snow

Horse drawn carriage, Peabody Square, Circa 1900 Snow roller image, Lowell Street area, Circa 1890 Today, many of us will be out with our shovels, snow blowers or plows.In looking at the snow roller image above, we wondered how our ancestors managed big snow storms...

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...