The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – October 15
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eagle_webEagle Feathers #63 – The Scheme

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

If it sounds “too good to be true,” then it probably is. So, abide by that well-worn advice and steer clear. This sounds pretty simple, but how many people accept it? Not nearly enough.

A large stucco-covered house on Powder House Boulevard stands across from Dilboy Field. Its square features and color gives it the likeness of a giant golden nugget, which seems appropriate, because at one time a multi-millionaire rented there. The time was 1919-1920 when a million dollars was worth ten times today’s value.

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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – October 1
Eagle Feathers #62 – The Great Fires

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Eagle Feathers #61 – Trum Field

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Eagle Feathers #60 – The Sentinel

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Eagle Feathers #58 The Last Highwayman

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Eagle Feathers #57 Fifty-seven

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Eagle Feathers #56 Hometown

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Eagle Feathers #55 Crossroads

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Eagle Feathers #54 The Faithful and The Fearless

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Eagle Feathers #53 “Solar”ville

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Eagle Feathers #52 Miss America

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Eagle Feathers #51 The Packers

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Eagle Feathers #50 Echo of the Sullivans

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Eagle Feathers #49 Somerville Steamers

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Eagle Feathers #48 – Seven Hills to Seven Seas

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Eagle Feathers #4 – Somerville: For Hire

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Eagle Feathers #46 – Raise your glasses

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Eagle Feathers #45 – Colonel Jaques

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Eagle Feathers #44 – The Finest

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Eagle Feathers #43 – Little Howie

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Eagle Feathers #42 – Giants

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Eagle Feathers #41 – Illuminations

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Eagle Feathers #40 – Sleds and sleighs

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Eagle Feathers #39 – The counterspy

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Eagle Feathers #38 – Hail to the Redskins

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Eagle Feathers #37 – Pie

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Eagle Feathers #36 – West Meets East

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Eagle Feathers #35 – The Hessians

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Eagle Feathers #34 – The Highlands

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Eagle Feathers #33 – Mary’s Lamb

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Eagle Feathers #32 – ‘Casey at the Bat’

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Eagle Feathers #31 – The Last Armory

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Eagle Feathers #29 – Gettysburg

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Eagle Feathers #28 – Bunker Hill

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Eagle Feathers #27 – In the ‘Nick’ of time

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Eagle Feathers #26 – Queen of the Air – Heart of the Ocean

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Eagle Feathers #25 – The Grand Turk

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Eagle Feathers #24 – April 17th

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Eagle Feathers #23 – Liberty Pole Square

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Eagle Feathers #22 – The first Big Dig

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Eagle Feathers #21 – Charlie

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – February 20
Eagle Feathers #20 – “42” ude and fortitude

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Eagle Feathers #19 – The Blessing

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – January 23
Eagle Feathers #18 – The Poet

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – January 9
Eagle Feathers #17 – Three’s company

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – December 26
Eagle Feathers #16 –New Year – New Beginnings

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – December 12
Eagle Feathers #15 – A Christmas Carol

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – November 28
Eagle Feathers #14 – Day of Infamy

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Eagle Feathers #13 – The Pilgrim

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – October 31
Eagle Feathers #12 – A mascot

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Eagle Feathers #11 – It was a graveyard smash

The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – September 26
Eagle Feathers #10 – Somerville is a Perfect Ten

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Eagle Feathers #9 – King Arthur

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Eagle Feathers #8 – A coffee break

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Eagle Feathers #7 – Pride of Somerville

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Eagle Feathers #6 – The Last Gladiator

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Eagle Feathers #5 – Knock Knock…Who’s There?

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Eagle Feathers #4 – Play Ball!

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Eagle Feathers #3 – All Hail to Hale!

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Eagle Feathers #2 -Eyes on Bette Davis

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