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eavy outlay no better car or service was furnished. One of the indignant speakers at the meeting for town division voiced the same, saying, Why! yes, they have given us the bob-tail car. It was but little larger than the old omnibus first put on the road by N. B. Cunningham, and later run by Duncklee and Grimes, till in its decrepitude it gave way to the new-comer in 1885. We regret that the photo of that which its proprietor once had taken has vanished, but are hoping it may yet be found, to be reproduced as of local interest. But the bob-tail, unlike some of its contemporaries in other towns, boasted of two horses and conductor, as well as the needful driver. With patience and long-suffering the dear public endured the noisy rattle of its loose-fitting windows and its general run-downness, until the line extended to Everett and, electrified, became the Crosstown. Mr. Haddock was the conductor of this pioneer car, leaving the same for his present position as city employee.
later all her remaining territory outside the peninsula became the town of Somerville. Winthrop and his companions saw the red man's Missituk in its primitive solitude, fordable at the Indian trails, its broad marshes where is now Chelsea and Everett, its upper reaches bordered with wooded hills and level plains. He knew nothing of its tributary streams, nor yet of the territory through which they flowed, but his contemporaries soon learned something of it. Johnson, whom we have already years (down stream, and not in Medford bounds) Chelsea bridge and those of the Eastern, and Boston and Maine railroads. In recent years the Canal, Armory, Auburn street-Parkway, and Metropolitan pipe bridge, and just now the Boston Elevated to Everett, complete the list of fourteen now in use and two discontinued and removed. It had been our purpose to present views of all these, but conditions forbid. We can only refer our readers to the engineer's report (September 21, 1904) on the Impr
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bscriptions to maintain preaching during the coming year. Mr. Leavitt was re-elected Treasurer. The meeting was adjourned to next Monday evening. We recall that Mr. Leavitt began his duty at once by asking each one present, How much will you do for the cause of the Lord this year? and made note of their replies. There was considerable interest manifested at first in the project. Several meetings were held, and the executive committee went to view newly erected church buildings in Everett and Stoneham as models for the one proposed. The land owners put no condition of denomination upon their proposed gift, neither did Mr. Norton upon his. The land owners selected and offered the site of present Trinity church, but there were those that wanted a location on the other side of the railroad, regardless of the fact that the village was to grow in the other direction. Just at this time the Baptists and Methodists at Medford began new church building plans, and as the modern su