Massachusetts Turnpike East of Millbury Interchange Postcard


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Massachusetts Turnpike East of Millbury Interchange Postcard

Alternative Title

Massachusetts Turnpike Postcard




A postcard depicting a view of the Massachusetts Turnpike looking east, eight miles east of the Millbury Interchange in Millbury, Massachusetts. Construction began on the Massachusetts Turnpike in 1955, but plans for the east-west highway had been in the works for many years. As early as 1805, private companies had built failed turnpikes to facilitate shipping across the state. However, the rise of railroads in the 1830s halted progress on the road system until after World War II, when the highway plan was revitalized in an attempt to cure a stagnant economy.

This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for teachers and sailed to Europe, where she traveled for several months and is thought to have acquired many of these postcards. During the 1940-1941 school year, Campbell taught at Sanford Grammar School. Before her retirement in 1970, she taught at many other area schools, including the Oviedo School, Westside Grammar School, and Pinecrest Elementary School. Campbell used these postcards as aids in her classrooms to teach advanced subjects, such as Shakespearean drama. The collection, along with her other teaching aids, papers, and photographs, was later found at Sanford Grammar School after it became the University of Central Florida's Public History Center. Campbell's postcard collection and photographs provide insight into the life of a respected Florida educator.


Original 3 x 5 inch color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.


Howard Johnson Company

Date Created

ca. 1960-1969

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1960-1969


Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

File folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Lucile Campbell Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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3 x 5 inch color postcard




Still Image


Massachusetts Turnpike, Millbury, Massachusetts

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally published by the Howard Johnson Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Aphasia Project


Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

Tsipis, Yanni Kosta. Building the Mass Pike. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2002.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color photographic postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches


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