of curious interest entitled The Ifs of History.
Some notable briefs on the Division of Medford and other cases, by Judge Benjamin Franklin Hayes, have been published for reference and are to be found in the Medford Authors' bookcase; also stirring speeches by Col. Norwood P. Hallowell, and an article on American College Athletics by J. Mott Hallowell.
The Proceedings of the Two Hundred and Seventyfifth Anniversary of the Settlement of Medford were issued by the Publishing Committee in 1906.
The addresses, poems and various events of the four days celebration are fully recorded and form a very interesting and valuable volume of nearly three hundred pages.
This book is prefaced by a very complete though necessarily brief history of Medford from the day of its settlement to the time of the anniversary (June 15, 1905). The author, John H. Hooper, has given a concise and clear account of Medford's beginning, its people, its industries, its roads, bridges and buildings, its church