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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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1901 1902 Construction of Weston Aqueduct and Reservoir begins 190. Population increased 41 percent between 1890 and 1915, while total valuation increased by almost 300 percent. 191. James T. Foote bought an existing cider mill and blacksmith shop on North Avenue in 1903. His popular cider had a 20 percent alcohol content. 192. Private stockholders funded a public pool in 1905. Boys and girls always swam at different times. 193. Boston Sunday Herald proclaims Weston "the Lenox of the East" Swimmers at the town pool were given a bathing suit to wear for that day, along with a towel. In the 1940s, the bathing suits 1905 were made of wool. Pigeon Hill School moves from Waltham 194. The town's first anti-speeding campaign was in 1905. Ninety percent of automobiles were clocked exceeding the legal limit of 10 miles We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 per hour. 195. The town's second subdivision, Silver Hill, was developed beginning in 1905 by private stockholders. Eighty-seven lots were laid out. 196. In 1905, Pigeon Hill School moved from Waltham to Pigeon Hill Road. It provided a private elementary education for children of estate owners. 68

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