Archie Comics and the Real Riverdale

It's Also History

It’s also History: Tales & Tidbits from Alan’s Archives

Alan Foulds is a local historian who has written several historically related articles in addition to his book, “Boston’s Ballparks & Arenas.” He is a major contributor to the writing of “At Wood End.” Mr. Foulds is also Reading’s Town Moderator.

Comic book character Archie Andrews lived in the fictional, but idyllic, town of Riverdale, but one Massachusetts community has a solid claim to be the city it was based on. Listen to hear how Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and the gang have at least passing resemblances to real Haverhillites.

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