Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts bay” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3.:

...ater in the river from o to 2 feet deep twice in 24 hours, would be inadequate to the wants of the growing towns, especially as Medford was in the line of travel between the north and south shores of Massachusetts bay . It is entirely within the bounds of possibility to believe that the site of this bridge was selected as early as the year 1631, if not before. The first reference to this bridge in the records...
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Massachusetts Bay (Massachusetts, United States) 382 8 0 0 0 user votes

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