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Sledding of yore

February 6, 1930: Winter provided splendid coasting on Boston Common and hundreds of youngsters turned out for sliding on the historic grounds. These coasters wait their turn for a slide on the toboggan chute.

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February 6, 1930: Winter provided splendid coasting on Boston Common and hundreds of youngsters turned out for sliding on the historic grounds. These coasters wait their turn for a slide on the toboggan chute.

During February vacation when kids are flocking to the hills, we look back at least 80 years to see young ones enjoying the same winter entertainment. Though the equipment may look a little different, sledding has always been a pastime for kids in New England, when the weather cooperates. Snow on the ground means a lot more fun for everyone (right?) - Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

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