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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 52 52 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 21 21 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 12 12 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 11 11 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 9 9 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 4 4 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 3 3 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 3 3 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 2 2 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 2 Browse Search
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ond Parish in Cambridge, together with certain petitioners then. inhabitants of the town of Charlestown, were incorporated into a District, generally called Menotomy, since it included all the territory in the two towns on the westerly side of Menotomy River, now Alewife Brook, the stream flowing from the Spy-Pond Brook into the Mystic River. The Mystic River, of which the ancient Menotomy River is a branch, has its source in Mystic Pond, which was shown on Wood's Map of Massachusetts in 1633. It almost has its beginning, continuance and end within the limits of Medford, and hence is often called the Medford River. The names of the Mystic and Menotomy Rivers are apparently aboriginal designations, and like all Indian names probably describe the locality to which they were affixed. Trumbull gives the origin of the name Mystic, anciently written Mistick, as applied to the Medford River, thus: Tuk in Indian denotes a river whose waters are driven in waves by the tides or winds. W
ke's Mills at Menotomy.—Proprietors' Records of Cambridge. This mill, probably erected in 1637, or the year previous, was the first erected in Menotomy, since Arlington, and the earliest, with the exception of a windmill—see Paige, 20—in Cambridge. Col. George Cooke, its owner, was slain in Ireland in the wars in 1652. His mill is now Fowle's, near Arlington Centre, long known as Cutter's Mill. Gov. John Winthrop and M. Cradock were granted by the General Court the wear at Menotomy, 1633-4. See Wyman's Charlestown, 246, 1043. This wear or fishing dam was in Mystic River, at outlet of Pond. The early transfers of land in the Charlestown part of Menotomy are particularly mentioned in the late T. B. Wyman's great work entitled the Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, 1629-1818 (Boston, 1879). 1642 The Proprietors' Records contain the statement that Capt. Cooke, or Mr. George Cooke, had imprimis, one dwelling-house, with mill and out-houses, with twenty acres of land; <