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From the Archives

Frog Pond in the summer

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What started out as a watering hole for cows in a pasture is now a refreshing resort for visitors at the Boston Common.
Frog Pond is located in America’s oldest park and is a great place to cool off in the summertime. It officially became a swimming hole in 1898 and was used as a gathering site for concerts, model sailboat races, and other summer pastimes.
On hot days scores of children splash in the wading waters and showering fountains.

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In the above photo from July 31, 1934, a regatta with 311 boats drew a record-breaking throng to the Frog Pond when boys from city playgrounds sailed their models in competition. Many of the boats were whittled by the boys while at the playgrounds and were painted and decorated for the regatta.

LEANNE BURDEN SEIDEL and LISA TUITE

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