, were of open construction, and each corner was of pine timber four by six inches in size.
Their pagoda roofs were of heavy sheet iron, terminating in iron finials, in which were the letters E. B. in monogram.
It would have been well if Principal Hobbs' idea of placing it in the corridor of the new Brooks school could have materialized.
Historian Brooks said the locality was where pure air comes from the heavens, and pure water from the earth—and hereby hangs a tale, told the writer in 1866 by an elderly Medford man. He dug a well in the dry summer time into a hillside's underlying ledge; a slow, laborious process, and all the broken rock had to be hoisted out in buckets by a windlass.
He had excavated below all other wells, and no water was reached.
Resuming his work one day he noticed a moist and seamy place in the rock, and struck it with the sharp point of his crowbar.
A chip of stone fell off, and a stream of water flowed in. His helper shouted, The tub!