|Maynard mural by Jack Pabis, September 2018. Click to enlarge.|
|George 'Babe' Ruth, with Red Sox|
from 1914-1919; then sold to Yankees.
|Henry David Thoreau looking out of a|
window (detail from Maynard mural)
|Hummingbird mural, Maynard, MA August 2018|
|Children, waiting for a bus to take|
them to the United Co-op day camp.
(Maynard Historical Society)
Not in the newspaper column: The Co-op had its beginnings as the Kaleva Co-operative Association in 1907, started by Finnish immigrants who worked at the mill. The name was changed to United Co-operative Society of Maynard in 1921. At its peak, the Co-op operated a supermarket, bakery, dairy delivery, coal and fuel oil delivery, gas station, ice delivery, restaurant, educational programs in Finnish and English and a children's summer day camp.The Co-op's existence continued into the 1970s. Two columns about Babe Ruth and Maynard posted November 2013.