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Boston: The Way It Was


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Boston: The Way It Was
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This special takes viewers for a stroll down memory lane to look at life in post World War II Boston, Massachusetts. From interviews with people who lived through the 1930s and '40s, and rare archival film and still photos, the program highlights Scollay Square, The Old Howard, the South End jazz clubs, the Boston Braves, the famed Totem Pole, the roller coasters of Revere Beach, and more. Thomas O'Connor, Boston College history professor, hosts.

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Chicago: “Boston: The Way It Was,” GBH Archives, accessed April 21, 2021,
MLA: “Boston: The Way It Was.” GBH Archives. Web. April 21, 2021. <>.
APA: Boston: The Way It Was. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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