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fter she was seventy-eight years of age and the last one in her eighty-third year. Mary B. Carret, whose childhood was spent alternately between the Island of Cuba and the Royall House, wrote, in 1899, The Little Hero of Matanzas. Louise Winsor Brooks made one of the wisest and most delightful books for children ever written, accessible to English readers by translating Heidi from the German of Johanna Spyri. She also translated Veronica and Rico and Wiseli by the same author. Mabel G. Foster, at one time a Medford school teacher, has written a novel of the Italian quarter called The Heart of the Doctor, and essays on Italian life and literature, art and history. Mary Augusta Kellogg is the author of Leo Dayne, a novel. Amy Woods has written many magazine articles, and in 1905 a book called Mr. Penwiper's Fairy Godmother. Marion K. Loud, another young woman born in Medford, is the author of A Picnic on a Pyramid. Susan Marr Spalding, author of the Wings of Icarus
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., The old ship-building days. (search)
the Pacific coast. A few years later, however, it became evident that wooden vessels were passing, and this fact, together with other circumstances (such as the withholding of lands from the market, and our location on a spur track instead of a main line) will account for being outstripped in growth by these neighboring communities. There were three ship-yards on the south side of the river and three on the north side, extending from the since established Winthrop bridge at intervals to Foster's court, off Ship street, now Riverside avenue. In each of these yards there could be seen one, two, or three vessels in various stages of construction. All this heavy work required nearly five hundred strong and robust workmen. Besides some natives, these men came from the South Shore towns of Scituate, Hanover, Pembroke, Marshfield and Duxbury. There were also some from the coast of Maine and the Provinces. All along the river there was a great and constant hum of business. The stre