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w Arlington), in 1856, the Wood mill was in operation.
Mr. George Y. Wellington, who in his boyhood attended Mr. John Angier's school in Medford, walking the entire distance from his home in West Cambridge (save an occasional ride with Mr. Peter C. Brooks, or on the Middlesex canal boat), says that there may have been a mill there previously, but that his first remembrance of the building was in 1840. Mr. Wellington is now over eighty years of age, and actively engaged daily in business.
ieved in the matter, and it would seem as if some amicable arrangement might have been made, whereby the boats of the pleasure-seekers might have passed by the obstruction which had at least had the precedent of years of use— years so many that Mr. Brooks, in 1855, was unable to ascertain.
The decision of the court was that no structure could be built in tidal water outside of high-water mark.
A few years ago the late Dr. Hedenberg furnished the writer a photographic copy (by Wilkinson) of