w fording-places at their sides for the purpose of watering horses and cattle, and they have since been enlarged and extended so as to cover the entire width of the streets.
The bridge over Gravelly creek at Riverside avenue was built in 1746, by private parties, for the purpose of making a convenient way to the tide-mill; and by agreement with the owners of the land over which this way was laid the bridge was built of stone.
The bridge over Mystic river, at Harvard avenue, was built in 1856; it is situated in the city of Medford and town of Arlington, and by a vote of the town of Medford in 1857 was named Usher's bridge.
The bridge at Winthrop street was built in 1857 and named Winthrop bridge.
The decree of the County Commissioners required that it should be built with a draw, or with a movable section so as to allow for the passage of vessels.
The bridge at Boston avenue was built in 1873; it is situated in the cities of Medford and Somerville, and its abutments and pie
ve, as not until 1837, when the library consisted of six hundred and ninety-five books, is there any record of remuneration for services.
The salary, from 1837 to 1856, was twenty-five dollars per year.
Luther Angier was librarian from 1837-41, S. S. Green from 1841-42, O. Blake from 1842-43, J. J. B. Randall, 1844-46.
From 184d as librarian, thirty dollars per year, which would indicate a most remarkable fact that at that time a woman's services were valued the same as a man's. From 1848-56 S. B. Perry acted as treasurer and librarian.
Jan. 1, 1843, was the first receipt from the Turrell Tufts' donation.
In 1851 the amount paid for moving the libraso far as to make donations in books or money to supply a want which the town in its corporate capacity cannot legally meet. The town in 1855 appropriated $150; in 1856, $200. The salary of the librarian, $50. The library was opened every Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Now, though not limited by law as to the amount to be r