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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mysterious items in vault puzzle Holliston officials

HOLLISTON

Holliston Town Clerk Jacqueline Dellicker says audience members weren’t able to shed much light recently on a series of mysterious artifacts she found in the town vault.

At a meeting hosted by the Holliston Historical Society, Dellicker showed a large cross-stitch embroidery that bore sets of initials, religious symbols, and pictures of animals.

"Nobody had any ideas about that," Dellicker said.

Audience members were similarly puzzled by two small metallic items with faded writing, although one person suggested that they had something to do with death and coffins.

Some people said they recognized their relatives in pictures from the 1924 celebration of the town’s 200th anniversary.

Although the program went well, Dellicker said, "I didn’t find out any real solid information."

-- Calvin Hennick

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