Attleboro's 100th
Celebrating 100 years as a city

ATTLEBORO 100

Fire erupts from the remains of a single family home on George Street in Attleboro, MA on March 4, 1998 after a catastrophic gas explosion leveled the building. City water department workers Lawrence Poncin and Bernard Hewitt were both killed in the blast. (Staff file photo by Keith Nordstrom)

Attleboro High School fans cheer on their team during the boys 1998 semi-final win against Medford at the Fleet Center in Boston. The team went on to win the state title against Milford. (Staff file photo by Mike George)

Attleboro's Derek Swenson races for ball with Milford's Joe Colelli during first half of state basketball final at the Worcester Centrum during the state title game in 1998. Attleboro went on to win the title. (Staff file photo by Keith Nordstrom)

Frank Mossberg, at left in second car, then president of the board of trade, rides in the first electric car made by his company with James E. Blake. He and the others in the photo are on their way to the East Providence Powham Club on August 14, 1900.

Babe Ruth is seen in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

Sturdy Memorial Hospital's Florence Heyward Sweet maternity ward was opened in 1923. It was demolished in 1978.