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Posted by Jim Botticelli  September 17, 2013 05:33 PM

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A bride is preparing to get into a limo in this 1974 photo snapped on Tremont Street in Roxbury Crossing on the "back" of Mission Hill. The Post Office is directly across the street so at the time this was probably the hub of neighborhood activity. If the bride looks leftward about a half mile she would see Brigham Circle. If she looks rightward about a whole mile she would see Dudley Square. But she's looking at her groom as he scouts the vehicle's innards presumably before allowing precious cargo aboard. Next year, if they made it, they will celebrate their 40th anniversary. Maybe they got married at the Mission Church to her left. Maybe they didn't. We will never know. We hope they are happy.

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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