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Holliston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, located approximately 30 miles away from Boston in the southwest. The total area of Holliston is 19 square miles of which 1.73% is water. Route 16 and 126 run through the town.
Holliston can be divided into smaller divisions. These areBraggville, Kampersal Field, East Holliston, Gooch Corners, Metcalf, Mudville, Thomas Hollis Historic District, Holliston Center, and Queensbrook.
The Balancing Rock
The balancing rock is one of the unique sights in Holliston. This rock weighs over 5 tons. The legend of the rock has it that George Washington once visited the town and had some fun trying to tip it over. Luckily, he failed, as everyone else ever since, so the Balancing Rock is still standing on the north side of route 16.
The area of today’s Holliston was first settled in 1659 by Massachusetts Bay Puritans. The territory was part of the territory of the Awassamog Family. This family had authority over Waushakum Pond at Framingham, and someland at Mendon. In 1701, a large tract of land was given to the Nipmuc Indians in a land exchange deal with Sherborn. This piece included the west half of Holliston. After the Indians disappeared from this tract, Europeans started to settle in the area again, and eventually formed Holliston.
The town was officially incorporated in 1724 with the request that the western part of Sherborn become a separate town. This became Holliston, in honor of Thomas Hollis of London.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,801 residents in Holliston. This included 4,795 households and 3,842 families. In 2010, the population density was 737.8 people per square miles. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.25.
The age distribution of the town’s population was 30% under the age of 18, 4.8% between 18 and 24, 29.4% between 25 and 44, 26.9% between 45 and 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age in Holliston was 38.2 years.
The median household income in 2000 was $78,092, and the median family income was $84,878. The per capita income of the town was $32,116. Approximately 2.4% was below the poverty line.
As most of the towns in Massachusetts, Holliston also retained the open town meeting form of government. The legislative branch of government is represented by the registered voters of the open town meeting. The affairs of day-to-day operation are overseen by the Board of Selectmen and the Town administrator. The current Chairman of the Selectmen is Jay Leary, and the Vice-Chairman is Kevin Conley.
Holliston has an independent school system. This system serves children from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. The town has two elementary schools, the Sam Placentino, and the Fred W. Miller School. The Robert H. Adams Middle school educates children after the primary education, and students can finish their secondary studies in the Holliston High School.
In 2009 79% of the residents over 25 held bachelor's degrees and 38.8% held graduate or professional degrees.
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Some idea can be obtained, however, by the appearance of the sand, even if it is dry. If it looks "dead," an appearance which is caused by the particles of dirt sticking in little lumps to the grains of sand, sometimes also making the grains of sand stick together in little bunches when picked up, it is almost a sure sign of vegetable matter, and the sand should not be used. Fine roots in sand will also indicate the presence of vegetable matter. Make up two blocks of concrete, each about 6 inches square and 6 inches thick, using the same cement and the same sand and gravel or stone as will be used in the structure to be built, and mixing them in the same proportions and of the same consistency. Keep one block in the air out of doors for 7 days and the other in a fairly warm room. The specimen in the warm room should set so that on the following day it will bear the pressure of the thumb without indentation, and it should also begin to whiten out at this early period. The specimen out of doors should be hard enough to remove from the molds in 24 hours in ordinary mild weather, or 48 hours in cold, damp weather. At the end of a week test both blocks by hitting them with a hammer. If the hammer will not dent them under light blows, such as would be used for driving tacks, and the blocks sound hard and are not broken under medium blows, the sand as a general rule can be used. Sand cannot be washed simply by wetting the pile of sand with a hose, for these only washes or transfers the dirt to a lower part of the pile. Sand, provided it is not too fine, can be satisfactorily washed, however, by making a washing concrete trough, as shown. For sands a screen with 30 meshes to the linear inch is necessary to prevent the good particles from passing through it. This must be supported by cleats placed quite near together, or it will break through. The sand is shoveled on to the upper end of the concrete trough by one man, while another one can wash it with a hose. The flow of water will wash the sand down the incline, and as the sand and water pass over the screen the dirty water will drain off through the screen, leaving the clean sand for use. By this arrangement the dirt which is washed out cannot in any way get mixed with the clean sand. Sand should be coarse. By this we mean that a large proportion of the grains should measure 1/32 to 1/8 inch in diameter, and should the grains run up to '/ inch the strength of the mortar is increased. Fine sand, even if clean, makes a poor mortar or concrete, and, if its use is unavoidable, an additional proportion of cement must be used with it to thoroughly coat the grains. If the sand is very fine a mortar or concrete made from it will not be strong. Sometimes fine sand must be used because no other can be obtained, but in such a case, double the amount of cement may be required. For example, instead of using concrete one part cement to two parts sand to four parts stone, concrete one part cement to one part sand to two parts stone may be used. Very often the sand and gravel found in a bank are used by inexperienced people just as it is found without regard to the proportions of the two materials. This may be all right in some cases, but generally there is too much sand for the gravel or stone, so that the resulting concrete is not nearly as strong as it would be if the proportions between the sand and gravel were right. It is better than to screen the sand from the gravel through a '/-inch sieve, and then mix the materials in the right proportions, using generally about half as much sand as stone. By so doing a leaner mix can be used than where the sand and gravel are taken from the bank direct. The cost of the cement saved will more than pay for the extra labor required to screen the material. For example: Using even a very good gravel bank, a mixture one part cement to four parts natural gravel must be employed instead of one part cement to two parts sand to four parts of screened gravel.
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