f Wright's pond.
We thought we saw on this, at the proper location, the words Indian Profile, but a reading glass only showed the same to be but topographical shading marks.
Later reports contain half-tones, showing the dam and water tower in construction; and on page 200 of Medford Reports, 1898, is a fine view of the completed works, which were for a time the high service of Medford's water system, now a thing of the past and partially removed.
The town records show that as long ago as 1738 a map of Medford was suggested, and by vote left to the discretion of a committee, but nothing came of it. Had there been one made then, it would have been of equal interest, and practically contemporary with the Usher plan of the Royall estate across the river, then in Charlestown.
The vote of the town (July 19, 1738) was that the affier of plan of Medford and the land voted to petition for should be left to ye Discretion of the Committee the Town have Imployed in that affaier to act there