e our ancient town of Medford.
It is one of our oldest roads.
Two centuries and a half after the death of the old Indian king on the crown of the hill, there was erected the grey stone house of Peter C. Brooks (third of the name), who has but a few years since passed away.
So only two families have succeeded the Indian on these hilltops as residents.
This old road is certainly of great interest, as the county records show that in 1693 the court considered it an ancient highway, and in 1709 a committee reported its view of two localities, which report discontinued the former southern end, the more ancient road where Wheeler his mill formerly stood.
October, 1709, it reported, Beginning at Adams his gate in Menotomy, allowing three rods in breadth to the Weares, where the road now lyeth a long time improved, and from said weares to Ebenezer Brooks his gate which is between said Brooks and John Francis, and from said Brooks his gate to Symms his farm, . . . assuring to Samuel Br