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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
ven't exhausted our subject, which grows as we consider it. Present space forbids much which might be written of the influence of the Medford press, as well as of its record of current events. Moses Whitcher Mann. Air ships in Medford December 17 is the twentieth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first successful aeroplane flight. For more than a century flying chariots in the air had been predicted, but only the balloon had mounted skyward. A pretty piece of fiction was Darius Green and his flying machine, which may (or may not) have had its influence on inventive minds. But the story which gained credence, that Schoolmaster Cummings gave its author the name of the Medford boy Darius for his hero is utterly without foundation. When, in 1911, the art of flying having progressed, Mr. Trowbridge attended the aviation meet at Squantum, an honored guest. It must have been a satisfaction to him to have seen a realization of his fictional vision. Two of the fliers lande