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Exhibit brings original Shoppers World to life

When the original Shoppers World opened in Framingham in 1951, the owners feared that people would stay away because it was the same day as the first game of the World Series.

So they enlisted a corps of Ask Me girls who walked around the mall with transistor radios the size of laptop computers and could instantly provide the score. All you had to do was ask them.

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