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Montague SoapBox Derby
mik - Thu, Jun 17, 2010, 11:01 A
Past Derbies
I'm getting calls from many people, four of them so far, telling me stories of soapbox derbies they were in when they were kids. The most recent one was told to me by an officer of the Montague Police who said he had a class trip some time in the early 1980's where about six or eight kid-driven carts went down 1st Street hill, starting about half-way down. He's looking for a photo he thinks he may have.

Here's the list of other races I know about so far:

Early 1980's: 1st Street hill, Turners Falls
1963: Old Home Days race, South Street hill, Montague Center
1950: Millers Falls / Erving-side
1947-1949: 3rd Street hill, Turners Falls

There was another race on Maple Street in Greenfield. Can't recall the year at the moment.

If you recall other races, or have details about these or better yet PHOTOS, please let me know. You can post here or contact me directly.