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I recently came across a curious Newton artifact.  In 1888, the city celebrated the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Newton.  There was a big celebration at city hall followed by a banquet at the Woodland Park Hotel in Auburndale.  The banquet featured speeches from various dignitaries including the mayor (J Wesley Kimball), the governor (Oliver Ames), Collector of US Customs (Leverett Saltonstall) and Upper Falls homeboy (Otis Pettee).

Here’s the menu from the banquet.

Mmmm, there’s nothing like a bit of “saddle of mutton”

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