lt in the yard of Paul Curtis in 1843 was named the Edward Everett, and our town honored the distinguished statesman by naming one of her school buildings for him.
It adds to the interest of local and general history to recall the fact that John Brown (before 1859) was a guest at the home of George L. Stearns, and received sympathy and encouragement from the host and his wife.
If he could only have looked down the years to see Doctor Booker T. Washington
December 17, 1905, Opera House and Mystic Church. that fine specimen of the despised race he really died for, entertained by our high-minded citizens and listened to by the largest audience ever gathered in Medford, how his soul would have been cheered; but John Brown only saw the promised land from the top of Mount Pisgah.
No choicer spirits, singly or in companies, ever gathered in any home in this town than were found in the home of George L. Stearns.
Men and women of the noblest type, ready to sacrifice themselves and t
Some are quite interesting, as will be seen in the following:—
Decemr 1th 1719
Taken up A Stray by Thomas Willis Junr of Medford A Dark Brown heifer Adjudged to be about Two Years Olde with some White on her taile & under her Belly & A piece Cutt of her Right Eare with a Slit & fork In ye Same Where the was voted to proceed according to advice and keep a day of fasting and prayer for direction in settling a minister and to send to Revs. Mr. Coleman, Fox, Hancock, Brown and Appleton, and desire them to come and help the town in keeping it. Mr. Hancock, who was the grandfather of the revolutionary patriot of the same name, had prev day of June as a day of fasting and prayer, that God would please to direct the affairs of that day in the choice of a minister, and to request Revs. Mr. Coleman, Brown and Appleton to assist on that day, and the meeting adjourned to meet on the evening of the fast day. The final result was that Rev. Ebenezer Turell was chosen at