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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 97 97 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 78 78 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 40 40 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. 33 33 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) 16 16 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 14 14 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 7 7 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 7 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 6 6 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 5 5 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., The Medford blacksmith of 1775. (search)
The Medford blacksmith of 1775. by R. J. P. Goodwin, M. D. one of the early settlers in Medford, about 1770, was Harry Bond, who came here from Londonderry, New Hampshire, to follow the occupation of a blacksmith. He was the grandson of John Bond, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, who took an active part in the siege of Londonderry, 1689. Harry was tall, robust, and of large frame, a characteristic of the people of the North of Ireland, from whom he was descended. At the time of which we write there stood at the corner of the Medford turnpike and Main street, a blacksmith shop, a plain and unpretentious structure, whose weather-beaten look denoted it had been built many years. A venerable oak-tree standing in front of the shop, with its overhanging branches, gave cooling shadows in the summer days. The wide and open door gave a view of the interior. On one side could be seen a massive framework, into which oxen were driven and secured in a sling while being shod. This oper
Historic Sites. the work of the Committee on Historic Sites has taken permanent form in three tablets already placed, with the subject-matter for several others well under way. Those placed are as follows: built by Gov. Matthew Cradock, 1634. Cradock House, Riverside avenue. the aqueduct by which the Middlesex canal crossed the Mystic river Rested upon the identical Abutments and piers which now support this bridge. Boston-avenue bridge over Mystic river. here stood, 1727-1770, the second meeting House of Medford. Rev. Ebenezer Turrell. South side of High street, near meeting House Brook. This work has been, of necessity, slow. Not only have the records of Medford been examined very closely, but the records at East Cambridge and Boston. Tablets are under way to mark the site of the First Church, one for the Royall House, old Wade House, and many other historic spots. It is hoped by the committee to make this work thorough and complete with the gift of