Welcome to Dedham Tales! by Jim Parr

EXTRA!! EXTRA!! New Dedham Blog goes live!
Ghosts! Legends! Scandal! Crime and Punishment! Mr. Ed! Wrangler Wranch! Dedham has it all, and you’ll read all about it on these pages. This blog is a followup to my recently published book Dedham: Historic and Heroic Tales from Shiretown. Most of the tales in the book took place decades, even centuries ago, and some of those stories will be highlighted here. But there will also be tales from the Dedham that I knew as I grew up here in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. The Dedham from that time may also be the Dedham that you know best, so I hope that this blog becomes a conversation where lots of stories and pictures are shared. If you would like to buy your own autographed copy of the book, just let me know!

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6 Comments on “Welcome to Dedham Tales! by Jim Parr”

  1. Arthur Howe Says:

    Love, love it all. Brought back many fond memories (50s-60s) and others I never knew about. I recently wrote about one of my escapades attempting to secure (shhh…steal) wagons for the 4th of July burning in Oakdale Square. This yearly event should be among these wonderful Dedham memories as it was truly quite a unique event.

  2. Arthur Howe Says:

    How can we purchase the book?

  3. Kate Says:

    Anyone have the sauce recipe from the Garden’s Restaurant which the Pusateri family owned?

  4. Beth Shabanoff Says:

    Just finished reading your book Jim. Loved it!!! This should be a must read for the high school students of today. If your proud of growing up in Dedham you’ll be more so after you finish this book. Please tell me your working on another one.

  5. Brian Thistle Says:

    Great book, great photos, great Dedham Mall info ( I worked at Record Town, Tj Maxx, and York Steak House) do you have any info on the old Horse Track that was situated near the meadows in the back of the Manor section of Dedham. Also is there still remnants of a circus train at the bottom of Sprague’s Pond or is this just folklore? Thanks

    • Jim Parr Says:

      I don’t know anything about the Sprague Pond story. There are great pictures of the old Readville track on the Boston Public Library website. Thanks for visiting the site!


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